Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

The Jon Ronson Mysteries

By Jon Ronson

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594631955, 481pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

"New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Psychopath Test" Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. "Lost at Sea"--now with new material--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 robots programmed with our loved ones' personalities to indigo children to the Insane Clown Posse's juggalo fans. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives. Among them: a pop singer whose greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, assisted-suicide practitioners, and an Alaskan town's Christmas-induced high school mass-murder plot. He explores all these tales with a sense of higher purpose and universality, yet they are stories not about the fringe of society. They are about all of us. Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing--Ronson writes about our modern world, and reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, and the chaos stirring at the edge of our daily lives.

About the Author
Jon Ronson s books include the New York Times bestsellers The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries and the international bestsellers Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats. He cowrote the screenplay for the movie Frank, which starred Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. A regular contributor to This American Life, Ronson lives in London and New York City.