Jon Ronson





Jon Ronson

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in Cardiff, Wales, The United Kingdom
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...more


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The Psychopath Test: A Jour...
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The Men Who Stare at Goats
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Them: Adventures with Extre...
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Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson...
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Out of the Ordinary: True T...
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The Amazing Adventures of P...
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What I Do: More True Tales ...
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The Family Portrait: Four S...
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Frank: The True Story that ...
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Jon Ronson's Adventures Wit...
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December 2011, Jon Ronson
"Do you know any psychopaths? Find out about their manipulative and narcissistic ways in The Psychopath Test, a nonfiction exposé of madness by a daring journalist." ...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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