Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness (Paperback)
  • Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness (Paperback)
zoom

Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/11/2006
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Jon Ronson's subjects have included people who believe that goats can be killed by the power of a really hard stare, and people who believe that the world is ruled by twelve-foot lizard-men. In Out of the Ordinary, a collection of his journalism from the Guardian, he turns his attention to irrational beliefs much closer to home, investigating the ways in which we sometimes manage to convince ourselves that all manner of lunacy makes perfect sense - mainstream, domestic, ordinary insanity. Whether he finds himself promising his son that he will be at his side for ever, dressed in a Santa costume, or trying to understand why hundreds of apparently normal people would suddenly start speaking in tongues in a Scout hut in Kidderminster, he demonstrates repeatedly how we all succumb to deeply irrational beliefs that grow to inform our everyday existence. Out of the Ordinary is Jon Ronson at his inimitable best: hilarious, thought-provoking and with an unerring eye for human frailty - not least his own.

Praise for The Men Who Stare at Goats:

`Not only a narcotic road trip through the wackier reaches of Bush's war effort, but also an unmissable account of some of the insanity that has lately been done in our names' Observer

Praise for Them: Adventures with Extremists:

`A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world' Louis Theroux, Guardian

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330448321
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Test Your Dog
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Cards Against Humanity
Added to basket
£27.99
Game
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Vladimir Putin: Life Coach
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Story of Brexit
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Hardback
A Field Guide to the English Clergy
Added to basket
A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Hardback
2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks
Added to basket
The Best of Matt 2018
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Cunk on Everything
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
30 Years of Matt
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Do You Know What?
Added to basket
£18.99   £14.99
Hardback
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.