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Jon Ronson

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May 10, 1967

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Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His books, Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare At Goats were international bestsellers. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a major motion picture starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

He's written the popular "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary" columns for The Guardian, where he still contributes features. He currently writes and presents the twice Sony nominated BBC Radio 4 series, Jon Ronson On...

For Channel 4, Jon has made a number of films including the acclaimed five part series the Secret Rulers of the World and the multi-award-winning Tottenham Ayatollah. His most recent documentaries are Reverend Death (Channel 4), Citize
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Average rating: 3.86 · 79,782 ratings · 6,953 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Psychopath Test: A Jour...
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Them: Adventures with Extre...
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The Men Who Stare at Goats
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Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson...
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed
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Out of the Ordinary: True T...
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Frank: The True Story that ...
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What I Do: More True Tales ...
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The Family Portrait: Four S...
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April 2015, Jon Ronson
"He's dallied with psychopaths and extremists—now Ronson tackles our outrage-obsessed social media culture in his latest nonfiction adventure, So You've Been Publicly Shamed." ...More

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“There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things.”
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

“‎I have panicked unnecessarily in all four corners of the globe.”
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

“Suddenly, madness was everywhere, and I was determined to learn about the impact it had on the way society evolves. I've always believed society to be a fundamentally rational thing, but what if it isn't? What if it is built on insanity?”
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

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