In part one, read about the time Jon inadvertently made a lewd gesture to a passing fourteen-year-old girl late at night in the lobby of a country-house hotel. And about his burgeoning obsession with a new neighbour who refused to ask him what he did for a living, despite Jon's constant dropping of intriguing hints. And about the embarrassment of being caught recycling small talk at a party.
In part two, read some of Jon's longer stories, which explore manifestations of insanity in the wider world: the tiny town of North Pole, Alaska, where it's Christmas 365 days of the year; behind the scenes at Deal or No Deal, which Jon likens to a cult with Noel Edmonds as its high priest; a meeting with TV hypnotist Paul McKenna, who has joined forces with a self-help guru who once stood trial for murder - but can they cure Jon of his one big phobia?
As hilarious as it is perturbing, Jon Ronson's What I Do is a treat for everyone who has ever suspected themselves to be at the mercy of forces they can barely comprehend.
|Everyday Craziness||p. 3|
|Thinking Inside the Box||p. 117|
|The Chosen Ones||p. 140|
|Santa's Little Conspirators||p. 152|
|How Stupid Do They Think We Are?|
|Who Killed Richard Cullen?||p. 191|
|The Sociopath Mind Guru and the TV Hypnotist||p. 241|
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Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd November 2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1