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Released: 2012-10-30

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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson


the new York instances–bestselling writer of The Psychopath test, Jon Ronson writes about the darkish, uncanny facets of humanity with clarity and humor. misplaced at Sea finds how deep our collective craziness lies, even in essentially the most mundane circumstances.

Ronson investigates the ordinary things we’re prepared to believe in, from lifestyleslike robots programmed with our family members’ personalities to indigo kids to hypersuccessful spiritual healers to the Insane Clpersonal Posse’s juggalo enthusiasts. He appears at strange lives that take on additionalstrange perspectives, for instance a pop singer whose lifestyles’s largest interest is the approaching alien invasion, and the scientist targeted to greet those extraterrestrial beings when they arrive. Ronson throws himself into the stories—in a excursion de drive piece, he splits himself into more than one Ronsons (satisfied, Paul, and Titch, amongst others) to unravel credit card clarity’ predatory tactics and the murky, fabulously wealthy clarity behind those tactics. beginner nuclear physicists, assisted-suicide practitioners, the city of North Pole, Alaska’s Christmas-precipitated highschool mass-murder plot: Ronson explores these kinds of stories with a sense of higher objective and universality, and unexpectedly, mid-learn, they're stories now not about the fringe of society or approximately other folks a ways got rid of from our personal enjoy, but approximately all people.

Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and anxious—Ronson writes approximately our brand new world, the foibles of contemporary culture, and the chaos that lies on the edge of our daily lives.
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author: Jon Ronsonpublisher: Riverhead Hardcove..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 416

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