So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Download or Read eBook So You've Been Publicly Shamed PDF written by Jon Ronson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Book Synopsis So You've Been Publicly Shamed by : Jon Ronson

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.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 306
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780698172524
  • ISBN-13 – 0698172523

Is Shame Necessary?

Download or Read eBook Is Shame Necessary? PDF written by Jennifer Jacquet and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Is Shame Necessary?

Book Synopsis Is Shame Necessary? by : Jennifer Jacquet

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform. “[Jacquet] exposes the ways shame plays into collective ideas of punishment and reward, and the social mechanisms that dictate the ways we dictate our behavior.” —The Boston Globe 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.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 226
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307950130
  • ISBN-13 – 0307950131

Lost at Sea

Download or Read eBook Lost at Sea PDF written by Jon Ronson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lost at Sea

Book Synopsis Lost at Sea by : Jon Ronson

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.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 498
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781594631955
  • ISBN-13 – 1594631956

Them

Download or Read eBook Them PDF written by Jon Ronson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-06-28 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Them

Book Synopsis Them by : Jon Ronson

A New York Times–bestselling author hangs out with conspiracy theorists and hunts for the Bilderberg Group in this “hilarious, disturbing” memoir (The New York Times). A wide variety of extremist groups, from Islamic fundamentalists to neo-Nazis, share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled 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. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. 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. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians—like Dick Cheney—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. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them? “Jon Ronson has managed to write a hugely amusing book about the lunatic fringe.” —The Washington Post “Them is at times funny, other times unsettling, but always astonishing.” —Booklist “It takes a funny man to see the humor in all the conspiracy theories that float hatefully across the land, and Jon Ronson is a funny man. It takes a brave man to chase that humor right into the belly of the beast, and Jon Ronson is a brave man too.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 290
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781439126738
  • ISBN-13 – 1439126739

Extreme Metaphors

Download or Read eBook Extreme Metaphors PDF written by J. G. Ballard and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2012-09-27 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Extreme Metaphors

Book Synopsis Extreme Metaphors by : J. G. Ballard

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

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins UK
  • Total Pages – 580
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780007467235
  • ISBN-13 – 0007467230