Books by Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His book, Them: Adventures With Extremists, was a UK bestseller and is now available in the US in paperback. His three part Channel 4 series the Crazy Rulers of the World was broadcast on Channel 4 throug


SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED by Jon Ronson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2015

"Another intriguing journey from Ronson, who notes that our social media dark side grows ever darker when we believe we're superior to others—and anonymous."
The author of works about everyday psychopathologies takes a hard look at the dark side of shaming on social media. Read full book review >
LOST AT SEA by Jon Ronson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Casual readers will find plenty to like about this excellent collection, but journalism and philosophy students should find it especially stimulating."
A sterling collection of amazing stories from an offbeat journalist at the top of his game. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Bizarrely captivating look at the terrifying mental disorder of psychopathy, the difficulty of its treatment and the professional infrastructure surrounding it."
From the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats (2005), another readable, entertaining excursion into extreme territory. Read full book review >
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS by Jon Ronson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Very funny, and packed with oddities. If Ronson doesn't manage to expose this official hall of mirrors entirely, he still makes an admirable effort, entertaining and alarming in equal parts."
British journalist (Them, 2001) and documentary filmmaker Ronson digs into the various psychic operations of the U.S. armed forces, from their origins in Vietnam to their uses today. Read full book review >
THEM by Jon Ronson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Ronson's eye for the telling detail and his gift for capturing hilarious dialogue make this an entertaining read, but laughs aside, this is serious and thought-provoking stuff, and likely to nettle left, right, and some in the middle too."
A picaresque journey into the wonderland of delusional fanatics, often scary, yet wildly funny. Read full book review >