Jon Ronson

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jon Ronson on Ira Glass's This American Life

Riverhead author Jon Ronson joined Ira Glass on This American Life to discuss public shaming and a case of someone being--literally--tarred and feathered. Check out the podcast or read the transcript here.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Jon Ronson on Frank Sidebottom and the new film Frank

Jon Ronson shares his memories about his time in the Frank Sidebottom band in this Guardian excerpt from his new e-special Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie. Frank the movie, which stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, premiered to rave reception at this year's Sundance festival.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Jon Ronson's TED Talk on Psychopaths

Did you know several characteristics of psychopaths are rewarded in our society? Check out Jon Ronson's fascinating TED talk HERE, and read the whole story in his book The Psychopath Test.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Lost at Sea by Jon Ronson and A Man of Misconceptions by John Glassie are featured as The Daily Beast’s Hot Reads

To check out the full list, click here!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jon Ronson talks to The Millions about his new book, Lost at Sea

“[T]he biggest theme [in Lost at Sea], for me anyway, is how everybody in the book, including me, feel in some way as if they’re lost at sea, and are grasping for something to get them through. And the thing that they often grasp for is something that’s kind of irrational, makes no sense, is ridiculous…. And [the book] becomes almost a celebration of irrationality as a human character trait to be cherished.” Read more...
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Entertainment Weekly gives Jon Ronson's "fascinating" Lost at Sea an A-

"[F]ascinating and eclectic…. Ronson seeks out people who cling tightly to doubtful notions, whether it’s the faux wholesomeness of a Christmas-themed Alaskan town or pop megastar Robbie Williams’ search for extraterrestrial life. Ronson treats his subjects fairly but skeptically in Lost at Sea, his view always framed by an appropriately cocked eyebrow." To read the whole review, click here.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test is one of ShortList's 50 Coolest Book Covers Ever!

Check out all of the beautiful covers here.

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Three Riverhead authors on Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2011 List

Publishers Weekly picks three Riverhead titles for their end of year Best Books of 2011 list. Jamil Ahmad's "captivating wonder" of a novel, The Wandering Falcon, Meghan O'Rourke's "eloquent" memoir, The Long Goodbye, and Jon Ronson's "droll, disturbing, and unforgettable" The Psychopath Test, all make the list. To see the entire list, click here.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Conan O’Brien takes the psychopath test, with interesting results


Conan becomes concerned that he might be a psychopath after reading The Psychopath Test, but author Jon Ronson assures him he’s not during this episode of Conan.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

The Washington Post on Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test

“This fascinating and humane book covers a lot of ground… Though the book has its share of sensational anecdotes, [Ronson’s] focus is on the way in which medicine and the media reduce a personality to nothing more than ‘its extreme, outermost aspects.’” More…

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