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M. Scott Peck, M.D. is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Road Less Traveled, with six million copies in print. His other books include Further Along the Road Less Traveled, The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, Meditations from the Road and Golf and the Spirit.
Scott Peck is a psychiatrist turned author and lecturer. His name is a household word with the self-help crowd. In People of the Lie, Peck takes on the topic of evil. The"volume" cited is not an abridgment but a group of case studies from the first chapters of the book, along with commentary. The presentations are consistently well done. Peck reads with a soft, yet strong voice that is both self-assured and reassuring. D.W.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
This is a very interesting book, exploring the idea that there is now enough scientific evidence to regard human evil as an actual mental illness, as a psychological disorder;... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gerta
It's somewhat misleading to view Peck's view of evil as "Christian". He certainly borrows Christian terminology to help him understand what is going on with his patients. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rodge
This book finally brings closer to the decades of asking why. So evil does exist, as a personal option, and that is why.Published 18 months ago by Angele R Roy née Raskauskas
This is one of the best books by Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled. In this book Peck examines the nature of evil in probing, incisive ways that may make the reader feel... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gary
When I read this 25 years ago it made an impact on me. Now, however I wonder why Dr Peck didn't recognize the psychopathic behaviour disorder in Charlene. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2010 by xcskierboy
This book says. I think he narrowed it right on the spot and how such people can have a dramatic impact on others. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2008 by Tom
Although the book is full of disclaimers that attempt to let the author off the hook, the overall tone of Peck's writing lends itself well to paranoia and witch-hunting. Read morePublished on May 15 2004
The author writes from a mainstream Christian perspective, which is certainly legitimate. He describes certain case studies where the patients suffered from extreme narcissism. Read morePublished on May 9 2004 by Peter Uys