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Publisher Description

Jon Ronson's Adventures With Extraordinary People collects together in a single volume three of Ronson's bestselling titles: Them, The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test.

"Ronson is one of the finest comic writers working today" Will Self, Guardian

"A tenacious, often courageous reporter, whose keen sense of humour never detracts from the integrity of his journalism" Sunday Times

"Chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson's trademark laid-back attitude is a delight" Independent

"The belly laughs come thick and fast - my God, he is funny" Observer

Them charts Jon's discovery that extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - all have one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. And so Jon sets out to locate that room. Chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, Jon's journey is creepy as well as comic, and perhaps the extremists are on to something . . .

The Men Who Stare at Goats tells the unbelievable story of the First Earth Battalion, established by the US Army in 1979 as a secret unit, they defied all known military practice, and even the laws of physics, in their belief that a soldier could become invisible, pass through walls and kill goats just by staring at them. And, as Jon discovers, they really weren't joking.

The Psychopath Test sees Jon set out on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. He meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. And it soon becomes clear that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . .

Often funny, sometimes chilling and always thought-provoking, these books combine Jon's trademark humour, charm and investigative incision whilst asking some very serious questions.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2017
4 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
800
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
6.7
MB

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