In part one, read about the time Jon inadvertently made a lewd gesture to a passing fourteen-year-old girl late at night in the lobby of a country-house hotel. And about his burgeoning obsession with a new neighbour who refused to ask him what he did for a living, despite Jons constant dropping of intriguing hints. And about the embarrassment of being caught recycling small talk at a party. In part two, read some of Jons longer stories, which explore manifestations of insanity in the wider world: the tiny town of North Pole, Alaska, where its Christmas 365 days of the year; behind the scenes at Deal or No Deal, which Jon likens to a cult with Noel Edmonds as its high priest; a meeting with TV hypnotist Paul McKenna, who has joined forces with a self-help guru who once stood trial for murder but can they cure Jon of his one big phobia? As hilarious as it is perturbing, Jon Ronsons new collection is a treat for everyone who has ever suspected themselves to be at the mercy of forces they can barely comprehend.
About the Author
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 three collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness, and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. He lives in London and New York City.