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
Jon Ronson has been on patrol with Americas real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. Hes interviewed a robot and asked her if she has a soul. Hes travelled to the Alaskan theme town of North Pole (where every day is Christmas Day) to investigate a high school mass-murder plot. Hes met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and another whos 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 were capable of.