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    Description"New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Psychopath Test" Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. "Lost at Sea"--now with new material--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 robots programmed with our loved ones' personalities to indigo children to the Insane Clown Posse's juggalo fans. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives. Among them: a pop singer whose greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, assisted-suicide practitioners, and an Alaskan town's Christmas-induced high school mass-murder plot. He explores all these tales with a sense of higher purpose and universality, yet they are stories not about the fringe of society. They are about all of us. Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing--Ronson writes about our modern world, and reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, and the chaos stirring at the edge of our daily lives.


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    Title
    Lost at Sea
    Subtitle
    The Jon Ronson Mysteries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Ronson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 481
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594631955
    ISBN 10: 1594631956
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, JHMC, JFCA
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC22: 306.1
    DC21: 306.1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A25404000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 306/.1
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HM646 .R66 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Author Information
    Jon Ronson's books include the "New York Times "bestseller "The Psychopath Test," and "Them: Adventures with Extremists "and "The Men Who Stare at Goats"--both international bestsellers. "The Men Who Stare at Goats "was adapted as a major motion picture, released in 2009 and starring George Clooney. Ronson lives in London and New York City.
    Review quote
    "Profoundly weird...wonderfully twisted...extremely satisfying."--"Boston"" Globe" "Initially, it seems that oddities are what...Jon Ronson is after. He's actually really just trying to understand the irrational hopes and desires that drive us all.""--The Daily Beast" "Eclectic and fascinating...Ronson treats his subjects fairly but skeptically...his view always framed by an appropriately cocked eyebrow."--""Entertainment Weekly"" "Absurdly entertaining."--""Publishers Weekly"" (starred review) " " "A sterling collection of amazing stories from an offbeat journalist at the top of his game."--""Kirkus Reviews""