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- Main Market Ed.
- Brand, Russell (introd.)
- 196 x 130 x 23 mm
- 294 g
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Them: Adventures with Extremists
Picador Classicav Jon RonsonThem is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . . A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career - with an introduction by Russell Brand. My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. 'This book is chilling and hilarious by turns.' - Independent 'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world.' - Louis Theroux, Guardian
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This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson's trademark laid-back attitude is a delight. * Independent * A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world. -- Louis Theroux * Guardian * A funny, superbly controlled account of Ronson's wanderings through the wonderland of fanaticism and delusion . . . The result is high comedy * New Statesman * Often entertaining, more often disturbing . . . Ronson has gotten closer to these people than any journalist I can think of * New York Times * The strength of Ronson's book is that it reminds us not only that extremists are weird but also that their fantasies take sustenance from the real world * Sunday Telegraph *
Jon Ronson is an award-winning nonfiction writer and documentary maker. He is the author of the bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, has been directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.