Out of the Ordinary

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Pan Macmillan UK, Dec 1, 2006 - Humor - 328 pages

A collection of Jon's newspaper features, reworked and with new material, with a common theme: the ways in which people get themselves into wholly irrational bubbles, within which all manner of lunacy makes perfect sense.

In Jon's previous two books, Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats, the nuttiness took place a long way from everyday life - on US military bases, or at Jihad training camps, or during conclaves of powerful men gathered for an annual ritual in a redwood forest. In Out of the Ordinary, the nuttiness is much closer to home - it's mainstream, domestic, ordinary insanity.

Out of the Ordinary is Jon Ronson at his inimitable best: hilarious, thought-provoking and with an unerring eye for human frailty - not least his own.

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I am in a Jon Ronson phase of reading at the moment. I love the way he seeks out and pursues the quirky and the offbeat, observing and commenting on real-life characters through the prism of his own ... Read full review

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A book of two halves - first part, a collection of short pieces and a 'diary'; the second, four longer features. When he's not writing about himself , Ronson is a wry observer of 'ordinary insanity ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two bestsellers: Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats. He lives in London.

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