What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness Paperback – 2 Nov 2007
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In the second volume of his collected Guardian journalism, Jon hilariously demonstrates how our everyday lives are determined by the craziest thoughts and obsessions; how we spend our time believing in and getting worked up by complete nonsense. But also, as he chillingly demonstrates, there are clever people working in the highest echelons of business who are employed to spot, nurture and exploit the irrationalities of those among us who can barely cope as it is.
About the Author
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.
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This is the second of Ronson's engaging and well-written books that combine a selection of his Guardian newspaper columns about his life with his own family, and the more interesting section where he's investigating the stories as mentioned above.
This collection, like the earlier 'Out of the Ordinary' has plenty of such domestic scenes, making the purchase worthy in itself, but we also have Ronson's brief and fascinating immersions into the worlds of two very different cult figures united by an almost sinister command over their participant audiences; they are the NLP founder Richard Bandler and the former DJ and presenter of 'Deal Or No Deal' Noel Edmonds.
On a serious journalistic note, Ronson explores the reasons for the suicide of Richard Cullen, racked by credit card debt. Asking the question 'Who killed Richard Cullen?' Ronson is forensic in his examination of the cynical behaviour of banks and credit card companies that target financially vulnerable people like Richard Cullen precisely because they are more likely to be tempted by the lure of easy credit than those who are more financially sound. The outcome for many is a spiral effect of debt that can lead to misery or, in extreme cases like Cullen's, tragedy.
Whether you want to go to Jon Ronson for his self-deprecating humour or his insight into some of the more baleful and inisidious influences on the world, this collection should be for you as it offers good examples of both.
A lesson in great writing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got all Jon Ronsons books he is fantastic special place in the bookcase - awesomePublished 11 months ago by arthur47
Same old stuff really from other books or at least along similar lines. An ok beach read I would class this as.Published 12 months ago by Reviewer
Funny, sharp and a lovely way to read some of his guardian articles ( and other publications). He's such a decent bloke trying to find the best in the most abhorrent individuals.Published 12 months ago by Mark S. Southall
Very readable book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because some chapters are the same as ones in his other books.Published 15 months ago by Ms J V Lawson