Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

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Those books were funny looks at some truly strange things that go on in the world of the military and conspiracy theorists. Usually I read Ronson on the plane while en route to some vacation destination—he makes for perfect travel reading. We take pride in offering a wide selection of used books, from classics to hidden gems, ensuring there is something for every literary palate. In a chapter about Chris Foster, a man who murdered his wife and daughter before committing suicide, Ronson extols repeatedly how hard it must have been for Chris -- whom he regularly refers to only as "Foster", forgetting that Chris Foster was not the only Foster in residence -- while completely sweeping aside his wife and daughter, the victims.

I enjoyed the format of this book and the wide variety of subjects it covered although I did find the last section pretty tedious and also distinctly more serious/disturbing than the rest of the book!It occurs to me that his life would be better if he spent less time worrying about feeling disrespected and more time actively working to improve his conditions, but then I realize he is doing all he can.

Purportedly, participants on Alpha regularly speak in tongues--Chinese, other foreign languages they've never spoken before, due the power of the Holy Spirit entering them. There are some really funny pieces included such as Ronson’s recreation of James Bond’s car journey from Ian Fleming’s “Goldfinger”, eating and drinking everything Bond did on the journey and making himself very sick (Bond, it turns out, was a glutton alcoholic chain smoker who rarely exercised). You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

A contributor to The Guardian, Ronson is the author of the columns "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary". This is a book for enquiring minds, but possibly its English-centric focus might make it a bit confusing for anyone who doesn't, for example, know who the coughing major is.

Each mystery unfolds with a perfect balance of humor and depth, making it an enjoyable read that prompts reflection on the quirks of society.This book is a series of articles by journalist Ron Jonson, who I had no experience of before downloading this audiobook. Hence I'm 30% through this and thinking, "Huh, weird, he's mixing real people into this really, really bizarre science fiction story. This book is more of the same-inquiring looks into some truly puzzling people, places, and ideas-but there's a sadness that sort of settles over the book by the end. As clubland decadence turned to darkness, its self-publicised king, Michael Alig, committed one of the most notorious crimes of New York’s recent history – the violent murder of Angel Melendez.

Ronson also goes on a cruise to meet psychic Sylvia Browne, a woman who goes on TV to tell parents of missing children (often incorrectly) their kids are dead, and finds out, surprise surprise, she’s not just a fake but an unpleasant old bag as well. Portions of this book have appeared previously, in slightly different form, in Out of the Ordinary, What I Do, the Guardian and GQ (USA).North Pole is unique as a town where it is Christmas 365 days of the year and everything in the town is Christmas themed. even though it's easy to verify online that the Alpha Course is frequently -- and some contend primarily -- marketed to and attended by new Christians seeking guidance after their initial conversion, and that the marketing of the course as a silver bullet for agnostics is deliberately misleading to make it seem more effective. I think that's because it's the least cohesive, as a range of magazine articles, that aren't really connected. The only one I'd read before was his cruise with Sylvia Browne, the psychic who specialized in feeding false and harmful information to grieving parents. This book reveals the influences that shaped his life and career and looks at his strengths and weaknesses.

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