This fall Andy will be touring again, promoting his new Nick Stone novel ‘For Valour’. Also, on some occassions he will be accompanied by Prof. Kevin Dutton to chat about their joined project ‘The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success’. Your chance to see if Andy’s face really is pixelated and getting your books signed!

Dates & Places:

9 October 20.30h
Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square, GL50 1QA Cheltenham

29 October 12.30h
83-85 Queen Street, CF10 2NX Cardiff

29 October 19.30h
Chepstow Drill Hall
Lower Church Street, NP16 5HJ Chepstow

31 October 19.30h
Waterstones The Berry Theatre Southampton
Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ Southampton

1 November 12.30h
Waterstones Chelmsford
76 High Street, CM1 1EJ Chelmsford

1 November 19.00h
Wantage Literary Festival
Shush Nightclub
The Regent Mall, OX12 8BU Wantage

2 November 12.30h
WHSmith Fosse Park
Unit 10 Fosse Park, Leicester

3 November 13.00h
Waterstones Weston-Super-Mare
21-23 Sovereign Centre, BS23 1HL Weston-super-Mare

4 November 19.30h
Coles Bookshop
Cole’s Bookstore
4 Crown Walk, OX26 6HY Bicester

7 November 17.30h
Waterstones Basingstoke
Festival Place, RG21 7BE Basingstoke

8 November 12.30h
Waterstones Salisbury
7-9 High Street, SP1 2NJ Salisbury

For information on tickets sales and more go to Andy’s Official page on Facebook

For Valour/The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success


Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival 2014

This year’s festival is shaping up to be our best ever, kicking off on Saturday, October 25 until Sunday, November 2.

John Betjeman had a long association with Wantage and the festival aims to celebrate both his work and that of other writers and poets.

In 2014 it will be held Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November.

The varied programme of literary events, includes something for everyone, at all levels of interest. Note its not just about John Betjeman, but other writers and poets, hence the official name

Tickets are on sale NOW at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage – sign up to our newsletter to hear all the news about our glittering array of authors and speakers.

For more information go here to the Festivals website

McNab & Dutton: Is There a Psychopath in the House?

Andy McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS. He hit the best-seller list the first time with Bravo Two Zero, and since then has gone on to write many more. His latest, For Valour will be released in October. As well as writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines, he campaigns tirelessly as a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.

Dr Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the University of Oxford. His first book documents his search for the psychological ‘DNA’ of persuasion. His second explores the positive side of being a psychopath, and discovers, in a ground-breaking experiment, what it’s like to be a one. The effects have since worn off.

A couple of years ago psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton invited SAS hero Andy McNab to take the Clockwork Orange style personality test. The results were revelatory – and from it The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success was born …

Saturday, November 1. 7:00pm. Shush Nightclub, Market Square, Wantage. Tickets: £10


Dr. Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab – What psychopaths can teach us

Originally aired on Nine To Noon, Thursday 10 July 2014

Dr. Kevin Dutton, an Oxford University psychology professor, has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths.
He first met SAS hero and author Andy McNab during a research project. What he found surprised him.
McNab is a diagnosed psychopath but he is what Dr. Dutton calls a “good psychopath”.
Unlike a “bad psychopath”, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself – and others – in a wide range of situations. Together, they have written the book The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success, which is out now, published by Random House.

Source: Radio New Zealand National website


CNN 29 May 2014

Are psychopaths more successful?

“Former British SAS soldier Andy McNab reveals how being a psychopath can help us in work, life and love. CNN’s Nina Dos Santos reports.”


Hello. My name is Andy McNab and I’m a psychopath. That statement comes as a bit of a shock when you first hear it, doesn’t it?

Finding out that I could be classified in this way was certainly a surprise to me but it turns out that I’m what they call a ‘good psychopath’ and it’s certainly done me no harm in life. In fact, I believe it’s the reason I’ve been so successful.

Dr. Kevin Dutton has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths. He first met former SAS hero Andy McNab during a research project. What he found surprised him. McNab is high on the psychopath spectrum but he is a GOOD PSYCHOPATH. Unlike a BAD PSYCHOPATH, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself – and others – in a wide range of situations.

Drawing on the combination of Andy McNab’s wild and various experiences and Dr. Kevin Dutton’s expertise in analysing them, together they have explored the ways in which a good psychopath thinks differently and what that could mean for you. What do you really want from life, and how can you develop and use qualities such as charm, coolness under pressure, self-confidence and courage to get it? The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success gives you a unique and entertaining road-map to self-fulfilment both in your personal life and your career.

In The Daily Mail a series of 3 articles about this new book by Dr Kevin Dutton in cooperation with Andy:

Are YOU a psychopath (and could it be the secret to success)?: New book by SAS hero Andy McNab reveals why having their character traits is vital to winning life’s battles

By Andy Mcnab and Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 6 May 2014

“I’ve certainly come a long way since I was a kid. Abandoned on the steps of Guy’s Hospital in a Harrods bag as a newborn baby, I was adopted and brought up on a tough housing estate in South-West London. I’ve faced a lot of challenges, but one has always been pretty much like another to me.”

Go here to read the full article in The Daily Mail – Part 1 of 3

How YOU can get the killer instinct: Crave success? You’ve got to be as ruthless as an assassin, says SAS hero Andy McNab as he explains how to think more like a psychopath.  Taking on from where yesterday’s extract left off, Andy McNab and Dr Kevin Dutton explain why being ruthless might help you to achieve success

By Andy Mcnab and Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 7 May 2014

“Dr Kevin Dutton writes: Few people get the better of my friend Andy McNab, the much-decorated former SAS operative and best-selling author of books like Bravo Two Zero.
But he once ended up shelling out thousands of pounds thanks to an oik with greased-back hair and cufflinks the size of plasma TV screens.”

Go here to read part 2 of 3 articles by Andy & Dr Kevin Dutton in The Daily Mail

How to become a black belt at getting your own way… Concluding our compelling series by SAS hero Andy McNab

By Andy Mcnab And Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 8 May 2014

“I recently crisscrossed the globe, interviewing a ruthless elite of top con-artists about how they bent others to their will and they agreed that the best way to persuade someone to do something — or, sometimes just as important, not do something — is to convince them that it is in their own interests, as opposed to your own.”

For the concluding article in this series of 3 by Andy & Dr Kevin Dutton go here