Author(s): Jon Ronson
Them: Adventures with Extremists is a romp into the heart of darkness involving twelve-foot lizard-men, PR-conscious Ku Klux Klansmen, Ian Paisley, Hollywood limousines, the legend of Ruby Ridge, Noam Chomsky, a harem of kidnapped sex slaves, David Icke, and Nicolae Ceausescu's shoes. While Jon Ronson attemps to locate the secret room, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses CEOs and leading politicians undertake a bizarre pagan owl ritual in the forests of Northern California. He also learns some alarming things about the looking-glass world of them and us. Are the extremists right? Or has he become one of Them? This is a fascinating investigation into extremists of every stripe. 'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world' Louis Theroux, Guardian 'Very entertaining and very frightening' Q magazine
Jon Ronson was born in 1967. He is an award-winning film maker and writer who has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines across the world, including The Times, Elle, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Village Voice and many others. He lives in London.