Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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By (author) Jon Ronson

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  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Hardback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 37mm | 576g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1447222571
  • ISBN 13: 9781447222576
  • Sales rank: 49,132

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Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's interviewed a robot and asked her if she has a soul. He's travelled to the Alaskan theme town of North Pole (where every day is Christmas Day) to investigate a high school mass-murder plot. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and another who's preparing to welcome the aliens to earth. Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, strange behaviour and the human mind, and he has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) are the best of his adventures. Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these compelling stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we're capable of.

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Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of three bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. He lives in London and New York City.

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'Ronson is one of the finest comic writers working today' Will Self, Guardian 'Ronson is a tenacious, often courageous reporter, whose keen sense of humour never detracts from the integrity of his journalism' Sunday Times 'Simultaneously frightening and hilarious' The Times 'Funny and thought-provoking' Financial Times 'Compelling and eye-opening ... hugely compulsive reading' Psychologies 'Comic and entertaining, but with a serious effect as we catch glimpses of the odd things ticking away inside some real characters' Scotsman