The next Salt City Skeptics Book Club selection is Jon Ronson's Them: Adventures with Extremists and we again have the opportunity of having the author participate in the book discussion (by phone)!
This is your chance to speak directly to Jon Ronson, an imminently insightful and entertaining writer and journalist.
Jon Ronson is a journalist and author whose books incluce Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats (currently being made into a film with Ewan McGregor starring as Ronson). He's also a regular contributor to This American Life and a documentary filmmaker.
Them is a thought-provoking, occasionally scary and often hilarious look at the world of conspiracy theorists and extremists. Jon Ronson repeatedly plunges himself neck-deep in the upside-down world of these extremists. It's a quick, engaging and VERY entertaining read, so go pick it up now!
Our discussion will be a Sunday Brunch event on
Go pick up Them today!
If you want a taste of more Jon Ronson, you can hear stories by and interviews with him below:
This American Life episodes featuring Ronson:
- 201: "Them"
- 211: "Naming Names"
- 214: "Family Physics"
- 314: "It's Never Over"
- 331: "Habeas Schmabeas"
- 338: "The Spokesman"
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast: