His many uk documentaries include “stanley kubrick's boxes, ” “the secret rulers of the world, ” and seven seasons of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 program “Jon Ronson On…”He lives at the moment in New York, where he’s working on an audio series for Audible called The Butterfly Effect.
The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right" Kindle Single #ad - The film adaptation of the psychopath Test is currently in development starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Jay Roach, and with a screenplay by Kristin Gore. Ronson’s original screenplays include “Frank, ” which he co-wrote with Peter Straughan. This is a deeply salient read. Nick offerman“but hillary is a known Luciferian, ” he tried.
She’s not a known Luciferian, ” I said. Well, yes and no, ” he said. In the elephant in the room, the new york times-bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Them, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.
Frank” won the 2014 best screenplay award at the British Independent Film Awards.
Them: Adventures with ExtremistsSimon & Schuster #ad - He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?
As a journalist and a jew, ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. In the forests of northern california he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them.
Them: Adventures with Extremists #ad - Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. In them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. Along the way he meets omar bakri mohammed, pr-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge.
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson MysteriesRiverhead Books #ad - Lost at sea reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even in the most mundane circumstances. Ronson investigates the strange things we’re willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with our loved ones’ personalities to indigo children to hypersuccessful spiritual healers to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo fans.
The new york times–bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. Ronson throws himself into the stories—in a tour de force piece, Paul, he splits himself into multiple Ronsons Happy, among others to get to the bottom of credit card companies’ predatory tactics and the murky, and Titch, fabulously wealthy companies behind those tactics.
Amateur nuclear physicists, mid-read, they are stories not about the fringe of society or about people far removed from our own experience, assisted-suicide practitioners, the town of North Pole, and suddenly, Alaska’s Christmas-induced high school mass-murder plot: Ronson explores all these tales with a sense of higher purpose and universality, but about all of us.
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries #ad - Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing—Ronson writes about our modern world, the foibles of contemporary culture, and the chaos that lies at the edge of our daily lives. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives, for instance a pop singer whose life’s greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, and the scientist designated to greet those aliens when they arrive.
The Men Who Stare at GoatsSimon & Schuster #ad - Presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of american military paranoia: with investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab, ” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.
The Men Who Stare at Goats #ad - S. Bizarre military history: in 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U. S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them.
They were the first Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries.
So You've Been Publicly ShamedRiverhead Books #ad - Now a new york times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. The terror of being found out. For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings.
The silent majority are getting a voice. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only jon ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed #ad - Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, demonized, jeered at, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized.
The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness IndustryRiverhead Books #ad - He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.
In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, with their drives and obsessions, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, as mad in their own way as those they study.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry #ad - And so ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. Jon ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. The psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness.
An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.
Frank: The True Story That Inspired the MovieRiverhead Books #ad - In frank: the true story that inspired the Movie, Jon Ronson reflects on his days playing keyboard for the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank sidebottom, best known for performing with a big fake head with a cartoon face painted on it, co-written by Ronson and starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, was a cult favorite in the United Kingdom and is the subject of the new movie Frank, and Domhnall Gleeson.
Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie #ad - . From the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test comes a characteristically humorous story of a musician on the margins.
The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones: And the Less Amazing Adventures of Some Other Real-Life Superheroes: An eSpecial from Riverhead Books: And the ... An eSpecial from Riverhead BooksRiverhead Books #ad - These do-gooding citizens talk the talk, and walk the walk of mythical superheroes – the only thing they're missing is actual supernatural powers. The amazing adventures of phoenix Jones is an inside, intimate look at the world of amateur superheroes and a front row seat to their adventures. Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers – all while wearing a mask and a cape.
The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones: And the Less Amazing Adventures of Some Other Real-Life Superheroes: An eSpecial from Riverhead Books: And the ... An eSpecial from Riverhead Books #ad - . Bestselling author jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Phoenix jones patrols seattle, muscles rippling, while corner boys scatter and teenage runaways are helped, masked, whether they want it or not. He might still see his pediatrician when superhero-ing gets a little too intense, but he’ll be back out there with his ass-kicking comrades as soon as he’s bandaged up.
The Call of the Weird: An American Road Trip with Neo-Nazis, Porn Stars and One Alleged Space AlienPan #ad - It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them. On a journey that took him from the porn sets of los angeles to the gangsta rappers of Memphis, from a convention of UFO contactees in Arizona to Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures.
After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.