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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

If you haven't come across Ronson yet then you might like his writing if the weird and wonderful interests you or if you like the documentary style of Louis Theroux (who Ronson is inevitably compared with). Thus ends my journey through Jon Ronson's entire bibliography - at least, all of his substantive, published works.This book is more of the same-inquiring looks into some truly puzzling people, places, and ideas-but there's a sadness that sort of settles over the book by the end. Apparently actual sympathy for the victims, or interviews with *their* friends and family, couldn't have been worked into the chapter.

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. But Ronson's description of his own muddled feelings towards this leader does perhaps a better job of portraying the problematic dynamics one inevitably finds in groups like this than any objective reporter ever could.

But I wonder whether any act of sex, when described with such precision, would sound equally unpleasant. Jon Ronson is always entertaining: his persistent curiosity and willingness to grab a flight to go ask so-and-so about such-and-such seems so audacious while at the same time feeling perfectly natural.

If you haven't read anything by Ronson, this collection of 20+ essays would be a great starting point. Blood Sacrifice, Amazing piece of journalism on the Jesus Christians, who were trying to illegally donate kidneys to strangers in 2002/2003. Lost at Sea” is a fascinating collection of oddball human stories that offers hours of riveting reading pleasure and is a must-read for all readers looking for extraordinary and entertaining non-fiction stories written in an accessible and compelling style. Combining life-writing with poetic prose, Anthony Joseph gets to the heart of the man behind the music and the myth, reaching behind the sobriquet to present a holistic portrait of the calypso icon Lord Kitchener. I think this is a really well done collection of different journalist ventures however I found it really hard to get through the chapters as I simply didn't care about the subject matter.

The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones Jon follows a group of real-life superheroes as they try and fight crime on the streets of America. Quotation panels, featuring many of Churchill’s well-known sayings and comments, and the opinions of his well-known contemporaries, such as Stalin, are scattered liberally throughout.

The would-be killers, like all students in North Pole high school, answered letters from children all over the world addressed to "Santa, North Pole" under elfish pseudonyms. He doesn't even stick with his subjects over the short term: whenever there is a class that lasts ten weeks, he misses several of the sessions, so the material presented is spotty and incomplete.I saw the film version of The Men Who Stared at Goats, though it was awful, but the writing in Lost at Sea is so good, I might change my mind about reading Goats. My plan was to read a chapter at a time, interspersing them with other books, but I ended up devouring it in one go over a couple of days - it was just so addictive. Usually I read Ronson on the plane while en route to some vacation destination—he makes for perfect travel reading. Not every essay gripped me in the same way, but I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of Ronson's work.

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