What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness

Front Cover
Picador, 2007 - Compulsive behavior - 269 pages
22 Reviews

In part one, read about the time Jon inadvertently made a lewd gesture to a passing fourteen-year-old girl late at night in the lobby of a country-house hotel. And about his burgeoning obsession with a new neighbour who refused to ask him what he did for a living, despite Jonís constant dropping of intriguing hints. And about the embarrassment of being caught recycling small talk at a party.

In part two, read some of Jonís longer stories, which explore manifestations of insanity in the wider world: the tiny town of North Pole, Alaska, where itís Christmas 365 days of the year; behind the scenes at Deal or No Deal, which Jon likens to a cult with Noel Edmonds as its high priest; a meeting with TV hypnotist Paul McKenna, who has joined forces with a self-help guru who once stood trial for murder Ė but can they cure Jon of his one big phobia?

As hilarious as it is perturbing, Jon Ronsonís new collection is a treat for everyone who has ever suspected themselves to be at the mercy of forces they can barely comprehend.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
8
3 stars
8
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness

User Review  - Goodreads

My favourite sentence in this book is ďMike shows me the mounted head of a sheep he once shot. It's wearing tinselĒ. In the first part of this book Ronson lets us glimpse his weirdness. In the second ... Read full review

Review: What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness

User Review  - Philip Jacobius - Goodreads

The British Larry David. Nuff said. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. 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. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

Bibliographic information