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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Jon Ronson isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

An excerpt from The Psychopath Test, about a guest booker for the kind of daytime TV show where families mired in tragedy yell at each other.

“What did your job entail?” I asked her.

“We had a hotline,” Charlotte explained. “Families in crisis who want to be on TV called the hotline. My job was to call them back, repeatedly, over a matter of weeks, even if they’d changed their minds and decided not to do the show. There had to be a show. You had to keep going.”

Of course lots of jobs involve relentlessly calling people back. It is soul de

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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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