Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

Talk: So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Journalist Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, has been meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings for the last couple of years. In this discussion he talks about his many discussions and gives examples of how little jokes that went horribly wrong can destroy a person.

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.

The Book

For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings: people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob....

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