Them: Adventures with Extremists: Picador Classic

Author(s): Jon Ronson

Psychology

With an introduction by Russell Brand What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' ...

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'This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson's trademark laid-back attitude is a delight' Independent 'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world' Louis Theroux, Guardian

Jon Ronson is an award-winning nonfiction writer and documentary maker. He is the author of four bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. His latest book is the short story Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, has been directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9781447275466
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : November 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Jon Ronson
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English
  • : 322.42