And they really weren’t joking. Army. Presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of american military paranoia: with investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab, ” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.
The Men Who Stare at Goats #ad - S. Bizarre military history: in 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U. S.
Them: Adventures with ExtremistsSimon & Schuster #ad - In the forests of northern california he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them. Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists.
He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. As a journalist and a jew, ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place.
Them: Adventures with Extremists #ad - Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them? Along the way he meets omar bakri mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. In them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room.
A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room.
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson MysteriesRiverhead Books #ad - Lost at sea reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even in the most mundane circumstances. Ronson investigates the strange things we’re willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with our loved ones’ personalities to indigo children to hypersuccessful spiritual healers to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo fans.
The new york times–bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives, for instance a pop singer whose life’s greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, and the scientist designated to greet those aliens when they arrive.
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries #ad - Amateur nuclear physicists, they are stories not about the fringe of society or about people far removed from our own experience, the town of North Pole, mid-read, and suddenly, Alaska’s Christmas-induced high school mass-murder plot: Ronson explores all these tales with a sense of higher purpose and universality, assisted-suicide practitioners, but about all of us.
Incisive and hilarious, the foibles of contemporary culture, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing—Ronson writes about our modern world, and the chaos that lies at the edge of our daily lives. Ronson throws himself into the stories—in a tour de force piece, he splits himself into multiple Ronsons Happy, and Titch, Paul, among others to get to the bottom of credit card companies’ predatory tactics and the murky, fabulously wealthy companies behind those tactics.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness IndustryRiverhead Books #ad - In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, with their drives and obsessions, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, disturbingly, as mad in their own way as those they study.
An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. Jon ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry #ad - . And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath.
The psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. And so ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power.
The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right" Kindle Single#ad - Along the way, unexpectedly, he reunites with an old acquaintance—the influential provocateur and conspiracy talk-show host Alex Jones—who draws him, into one of the most bizarre presidential campaigns in American history. From the private winnebago where conspiracy theorists and fearmongers discuss key campaign decisions, to a chance encounter with notorious political operative Roger Stone, Ronson’s picaresque journey into Donald Trump’s atmosphere introduces us to the people who orbit the campaign machine, and discovers what makes them tick—and what ticks them off.
This is a deeply salient read. Nick offerman“but hillary is a known Luciferian, ” he tried. She’s not a known Luciferian, ” I said. Well, yes and no, ” he said. In the elephant in the room, the new york times-bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson, Them, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.
The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right" Kindle Single #ad - His latest film, and is directed by bong joon-ho, jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano, “Okja, ” which stars Tilda Swinton, will be released in 2017. Ronson is a regular contributor to the guardian, and has appeared as a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the New York Times magazine and GQ magazine, This American Life, ” “Conan, ” and “Inside Amy Schumer.
His many uk documentaries include “stanley kubrick's boxes, ” “the secret rulers of the world, ” and seven seasons of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 program “Jon Ronson On…”He lives at the moment in New York, where he’s working on an audio series for Audible called The Butterfly Effect.
Whimsical, hilarious and often downright terrifying, The Elephant in the Room captures a defining moment in our time as only Jon Ronson could see it.
So You've Been Publicly ShamedRiverhead Books #ad - Once their transgression is revealed, demonized, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.
But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. Justice has been democratized. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only jon ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed #ad - Now a new york times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. The terror of being found out. For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings.
The silent majority are getting a voice.
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The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a "PsychiPocket Books #ad - Army intelligence group, buchanan trained military personnel who utilized their inherent psychic abilities as a data-collection tool during the Iran hostage crisis, the Chernobyl disaster, and the Gulf War. Assigned for nearly a decade to a clandestine U. S. Working on top-secret government and military projects using "mental espionage" created permanent, life-altering changes within Buchanan.
. For anyone interested in a hard, scientific look at the reality of psychic covert operations in the world today, or anyone who has ever wondered if he or she could have the inherent skills to become a remote viewer, this fascinating chronicle of life as a psychic spy will reveal the answers. In this incredible account, buchanan tells how he was selected for his unique psychic abilities, and how he was transformed from an ordinary soldier into one of our nation's leading psychic spies.
The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a "Psychi #ad - For the past thirty years, the united states government has secretly trained a select corps of military personnel in the art of "remote viewing" -- the psychic ability to perceive the thoughts and experiences of others through the power of the human mind. Now, for the first time, lyn buchanan -- a world-renowned expert on remote viewing and its potential -- tells the complete, candid story of his experiences.
Now, after many years of analysis and interpretation, he reveals the techniques and mental exercises used to train remote viewers, and demonstrates that each of us carries a dormant psychic ability that we can explore and use ourselves.
The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones: And the Less Amazing Adventures of Some Other Real-Life Superheroes: An eSpecial from Riverhead Books: And the ... An eSpecial from Riverhead BooksRiverhead Books #ad - Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers – all while wearing a mask and a cape. He might still see his pediatrician when superhero-ing gets a little too intense, but he’ll be back out there with his ass-kicking comrades as soon as he’s bandaged up. These do-gooding citizens talk the talk, and walk the walk of mythical superheroes – the only thing they're missing is actual supernatural powers.
The amazing adventures of phoenix Jones is an inside, intimate look at the world of amateur superheroes and a front row seat to their adventures. Bestselling author jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Phoenix jones patrols seattle, masked, muscles rippling, while corner boys scatter and teenage runaways are helped, whether they want it or not.
Psychic Warrior: The True Story of America's Foremost Psychic Spy and the Cover-Up of the CIA's Top-Secret Stargate ProgramSt. Martin's Paperbacks #ad - And more startling yet is his account of the U. S. His life would never be the same. Stargate-for nearly two decades, recruiting a team of psychic spies to serve as "remote viewers, the United States military intelligence community delved into the dark world of psychic espionage, " individuals who used their paranormal gifts to transcend time and space and uncover the highly guarded military secrets of other nations.
Unable to tell the shocking truth for fear of death-until now. When david morehouse walked through the doors of the Stargate Program, he had little idea what awaited him: a paranormal hell that would bring him to the front lines of some of the most horrific disasters in recent history-and nearly destroy him.
Psychic Warrior: The True Story of America's Foremost Psychic Spy and the Cover-Up of the CIA's Top-Secret Stargate Program #ad - Unwittingly plunged into a paranormal nightmare. David morehouse-a highly decorated, exemplary Army officer, special operations infantryman, and elite Airborne Ranger Company Commander. Wounded by machine-gun fire during a training mission, Morehouse began to have inexplicable visions and haunting nighmares-an experience that would redirect his military career and land him in the government's top-secret Stargate Program.
Government, an organization bent on the destructive use of psychic powers-and on stopping the one man who was brave enough to blow the lid off their top-secret Stargate Program.