Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Updated edition. Now includes the complete text of Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie.
Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and asked a conscious robot if she's got a soul.
Fascinated by madness, strange behaviour and the human mind, Jon has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. Collected from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) Lost at Sea features the very best of his adventures.
Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these fascinating stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we're capable of.
Portions of this book have appeared previously, in slightly different form, in Out of the Ordinary, What I Do, the Guardian and GQ (USA).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brianfergusonwpg - LibraryThing
I like Ronson's journalistic style. I like that he doesn't lean too far towards preconceptions, even as he reports with emotional investment and sensitivity. It leaves one to discern for oneself what ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ohernaes - LibraryThing
Based on Ronson's earlier magazine articles and interviews, but still very solid, like all his work I have read. The common theme is various strange people and events. Entertaining, but somewhat easy to forget since the pieces do not relate to each other. Read full review