Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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It's also very interesting to see how Ronson treats some of his subjects - he often expresses genuine sympathy and concern for their well-being, and seems to form lasting relationships with them. Or at least, that's what I'm getting from passages where Ronson notes that "there is no statute of limitations for underage sex--or for sexual assaults" but then candidly tells us: "In one e-mail, [King] asked me if I would consider it fair if, say, Mick Jagger was arrested today for having sex with a fifteen-year-old girl in 1970. Born into colonial Trinidad in 1922, he emerged in the 1950s, at the forefront of multicultural Britain, acting as an intermediary between the growing Caribbean community, the islands they had left behind, and the often hostile conditions of life in post War Britain. It's a good one to bring along on a plane trip or if, like me, you don't like to read for long periods.

Collected here from various sources including the Guardian and GQ America are the best of his adventures. With his friends fleeing for cover, a tangled web of mafia-related crimes begins to emerge and the secrets of New York nightlife are dragged through the courts.

There were some really great chapters but he tries to tie random chapters together under a very broad theme. Putting aside for a moment the fact that the witnesses in this case were complaining about sexual assault, and *not* statutory rape, I just want to let it sink in that a supposedly-unbiased journalist decided to take space here to register the opinion that sexual crimes against 15-year-old girls shouldn't be prosecuted in the name of 'fairness'. The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones Jon follows a group of real-life superheroes as they try and fight crime on the streets of America. A third talks about "Indigo Children", AKA kids affected with ADD whose parents are convinced that they are advanced spiritual beings.

His most recent documentaries are Reverend Death (Channel 4), Citizen Kubrick (More4) and Robbie Williams and Jon Ronson Journey to the Other Side (Radio 4). Combining life-writing with poetic prose, Anthony Joseph gets to the heart of the man behind the music and the myth, reaching behind the sobriquet to present a holistic portrait of the calypso icon Lord Kitchener. King's friends are interviewed, and are used as the conduit to read the victim statements, so that we can have the full force of things like: "Deniz reads the statement with mock, burlesque horror. Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these fascinating stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we’re capable of. The award winning documentary maker Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind.The people he talks to in Lost at Sea are strange, and rather than indulge them, Ronson asks the tough questions and gets to the root of things. If you had read all of his books, you will find that some stories were repeated from books Out of the ordinary and What I do. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists .

Ronson brilliantly investigates the way that those least able to carry debt, are deluged with offers to borrow money.Ronson has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Each mystery unfolds with a perfect balance of humor and depth, making it an enjoyable read that prompts reflection on the quirks of society. Other subjects are equally fascinating such as finding out pop star Robbie Williams is a UFO enthusiast and that Stanley Kubrick was a hoarder of everything related to his film career.

Ronson paints himself as a cowardly, neurotic type, but his subject matter tells another story, and he’s got more guts than I do. In this short journalistic story, Ronson interviews the Insane Clown Posse about their recent claim that, for the last 20 years, they have been promoting Christianity through their music.My brother in law is not a reader but I know he will enjoy the different quirky stories with Robson’s inimitable take on things. But Ronson blithely observes: "Frantz talks a lot about respect and the opposite of respect--humiliation. For Channel 4, Jon has made a number of films including the five-part series Secret Rulers of the World and Tottenham Ayatollah. Those books were funny looks at some truly strange things that go on in the world of the military and conspiracy theorists. I'm attracted to stories about sane men in an insane world, which covers just about everything Jon Ronson's ever written - probably why I like him so much!

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