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Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His books include Them: Adventures with Extremists, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, What I Do: More True Tales, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, and So You've Been Publicly Shamed. The Men Who mostrar mais Stare at Goats was made into a motion picture starring George Clooney in 2009. He will be delivering the opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jon Ronson

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) 2,100 exemplares
So You've Been Publicly Shamed (2015) 1,871 exemplares
Them: Adventures with Extremists (2001) 1,727 exemplares
Frank (2014) 172 exemplares
The Elephant in the Room (2016) 118 exemplares
The Last Days of August (2019) 103 exemplares
The Butterfly Effect (2017) 102 exemplares
Clubbed Class (1994) 14 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares


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A masterful writer on an important issue, the uncontrolled (verbal?) violence of online crowds. Twitter shaming and how it ruins lives without control...

The author/book was disappointing in that the problem described very well and personably was not taken apart into its components: why twitter more than others, what alternate positive examples are there, what is the longer term story of this medium, how is it paralleled to other media.

I feel a missed opportunity here from a very talented and entertaining journalist.… (mais)
yates9 | 95 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Ron Johnson is a talented and entertaining journalist, and a great reader for the audio versions of his book. The story is intriguing following the bizarre path of nonlethal weapons in warfare and use of “weird science” to affect the minds of fighters and prisoners alike. Science and pseudoscience intermingle, and find ways to survive in the massive machinwa of defense spending. Pseudoscience and science are presumed applied to real world situations with unisual ethical dilemmas.

The problem is that Ron makes this all a bit too fun and entertaining while neither thinking through what a reasonable alternative route might have been for the army nor whether the suggested actions that occurred were outside the ethical framework we accept. He could take his story a bit more seriously and leave us with a bit more insight.… (mais)
yates9 | 81 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Funny weird world described through fairly dark lenses in a period around 2000. The almost endearing description of very strange people, including Alex Jones, which I don’t think would stand today seems to suggest there would be a second order Them to the Them...

I learned something, but not sure I wanted to...
yates9 | 45 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
EllieBhurrut | 95 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |



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Jean Esch Traduction
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Sean Mangan Narrator
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