Lost at Sea : The Jon Ronson Mysteries
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 from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) Lost at Sea features the very 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.Portions of this book have appeared previously, in slightly different form, in Out of the Ordinary, What I Do, the Guardian and GQ (USA).
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 144 x 224 x 37mm | 574g
- 11 Oct 2012
- Pan MacMillan
- London, United Kingdom
- Main Market Ed.
About Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.
'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