So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698172524

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So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Book Description :

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 shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, 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, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698172524

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So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Book Description :

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 shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, 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, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Lost at Sea Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Lost at Sea


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-12-31
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447265511

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Lost at Sea Book Description :

Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these fascinating stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we're capable of. This updated edition of Lost at Sea includes the complete text of Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie. Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and asked a conscious robot if she's got a soul. Fascinated by madness, strange behaviour and the human mind, Jon has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. Collected from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) Lost at Sea features the very best of his adventures. Portions of this book have appeared previously, in slightly different form, in Out of the Ordinary, What I Do, the Guardian and GQ.

Life and the Law in the Era of Data Driven Agency Book

Life and the Law in the Era of Data Driven Agency


  • Author : Mireille Hildebrandt
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788972000

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Life and the Law in the Era of Data Driven Agency Book Description :

This ground-breaking and timely book explores how big data, artificial intelligence and algorithms are creating new types of agency, and the impact that this is having on our lives and the rule of law. Addressing the issues in a thoughtful, cross-disciplinary manner, leading scholars in law, philosophy, computer science and politics examine the ways in which data-driven agency is transforming democratic practices and the meaning of individual choice.

The Men Who Stare at Goats Book
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

The Men Who Stare at Goats


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1451665970

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The Men Who Stare at Goats Book Description :

Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. 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.S. 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.

The Psychopath Test Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,704 Ratings

The Psychopath Test


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1101515163

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The Psychopath Test Book Description :

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. 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. 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. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. 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. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

The Things They Carried Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547420295

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The Things They Carried Book Description :

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Extreme Metaphors Book

Extreme Metaphors


  • Author : J. G. Ballard
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007467235

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Extreme Metaphors Book Description :

A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J.G. Ballard’s greatest interviews.

Is Shame Necessary  Book

Is Shame Necessary


  • Author : Jennifer Jacquet
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307950130

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Is Shame Necessary Book Description :

A trenchant case for the use of public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance, Is Shame Necessary? explores how one of society's oldest tools can be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform. Examining how we can retrofit the art of shaming for the age of social media, Jennifer Jacquet shows that we can challenge corporations and even governments to change policies and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment. Urgent and illuminating, Is Shame Necessary? offers an entirely new understanding of how shame, when applied in the right way and at the right time, has the capacity to keep us from failing our planet and, ultimately, from failing ourselves.

Frank Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Frank


  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-01-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698155572

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Frank Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test comes a characteristically humorous story of a musician on the margins. In Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Jon Ronson reflects on his days playing keyboard for the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank Sidebottom, best known for performing with a big fake head with a cartoon face painted on it, was a cult favorite in the United Kingdom and is the subject of the new movie Frank, co-written by Ronson and starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson.