Jon Ronson

Lost at Sea

Jon Ronson

Talk: Lost at Sea

Authors@GoogleNY is pleased to welcome Jon Ronson, author of "The Psychopath Test" as well as "Them" and "The Men Who Stare at Goats." He will discuss his latest collection of essays entitled "Lost at Sea". These pieces center on the idea of everyday people who find that ordinariness is not quite enough and look to the absurd to find whatever it is they think they're missing -- aliens, robots, game shows, hardcore Christian rap music, psychics...anything slightly out of the realm of the normal that might make a regular guy feel a little more alive.

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming something of a faux-naïf character himself in his stories.

Lost at Sea

Ronson investigates the strange things we’re willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with our loved ones’ personalities to indigo children to hypersuccessful spiritual healers to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo fans

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