By Jon Ronson
The long island Times–bestselling writer of The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson writes in regards to the darkish, uncanny aspects of humanity with readability and humor. Lost at Sea reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even within the so much mundane circumstances.
Ronson investigates the unusual issues we’re prepared to think in, from reasonable robots programmed with our enjoyed ones’ personalities to indigo youngsters to hypersuccessful religious healers to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo enthusiasts. He seems at traditional lives that tackle remarkable views, for example a pop singer whose life’s maximum ardour is the arrival alien invasion, and the scientist distinct to greet these extraterrestrial beings after they arrive. Ronson throws himself into the stories—in a travel de strength piece, he splits himself into a number of Ronsons (Happy, Paul, and Titch, between others) to resolve bank card companies’ predatory strategies and the murky, fabulously prosperous businesses in the back of these strategies. novice nuclear physicists, assisted-suicide practitioners, the city of North Pole, Alaska’s Christmas-induced highschool mass-murder plot: Ronson explores a majority of these stories with a feeling of upper goal and universality, and without warning, mid-read, they're tales no longer concerning the edge of society or approximately humans some distance faraway from our personal event, yet approximately all of us.
Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing—Ronson writes approximately our smooth international, the foibles of up to date tradition, and the chaos that lies on the fringe of our day-by-day lives.
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