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 filmmaker. His work includes the international bestsellers Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

A contributor to The Guardian, Ronson is the author of the columns "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary". He writes and presents the BBC Radio 4 series, Jon Ronson On...

For Channel 4, Jon has made a number of films including the five-part series Secret Rulers of the World and Tottenham Ayatollah. His most recent documentaries are Reverend Death (Channel 4), Citizen Kubrick (More4) and Robbie Williams and Jon Ronson Journey to the Other Side (Radio 4).

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The Last Days of August

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Hi. This is how my producer Lina Misitzis and I spent most of 2018. 

‘In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in Southern California. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a Twitter pile-on by fellow porn professionals. A month later, Jon Ronson and his producer Lina Misitzis connected with August’s husband Kevin so they could piece together the s...

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The Psychopath Test: A Jour...

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

3.94 avg rating — 37,782 ratings — published 2015 — 50 editions
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Them: Adventures with Extre...

3.95 avg rating — 13,786 ratings — published 2001 — 21 editions
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Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson...

3.96 avg rating — 10,902 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

3.60 avg rating — 12,921 ratings — published 2004 — 53 editions
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The Elephant in the Room

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The Butterfly Effect

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The Last Days of August

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Frank: The True Story that ...

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Out of the Ordinary: True T...

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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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