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Out of the ordinary : true tales of everyday craziness

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: London : Picador, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of Jon's "Guardian" features, reworked and with new material, with a common theme: the ways in which people get themselves into wholly irrational bubbles, within which all manner of lunacy makes perfect sense. In Jon's previous two books, "Them" and "The Men Who Stare at Goats", the nuttiness took place a long way from everyday life - on US military bases, or at Jihad training camps, or during conclaves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Diaries
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ronson, Jon, 1967-
Out of the ordinary.
London : Picador, 2006
(OCoLC)609249810
Named Person: Jon Ronson; Jon Ronson; Jon Ronson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Ronson
ISBN: 9780330448321 0330448323
OCLC Number: 70764598
Notes: Collection of stories that originally appeared in The guardian's Weekend magazine.
Description: xii, 305 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1. A fantastic life --
The family portrait --
Messages from God --
The Frank Sidebottom years --
Out of the ordinary --
Part 2. Phoning a friend --
The fall of a pop impresario --
Blood sacrifice --
Citizen Kubrick.
Responsibility: Jon Ronson.

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