The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner (Paperback)
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The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner (Paperback)

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No, it doesn't get any weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (A.K.A. Prussian Blue, a white-power folk group for kids) and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade, Louis Theroux has been making acclaimed television programs about offbeat characters on the fringes of U.S. society. Now he revisits the people who have intrigued him the most to try to discover what motivates them-and why they hold their bizarre beliefs. Reflecting on these assorted dreamers, schemers, and outlaws, Theroux entertainingly and unforgettably creates a moving, funny, and frightening expose of America and its often elusive dream" ( NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ).

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780306815676
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Deseret News," 5/30/08
"If you're after weird, this is the right book."
"Tucson Citizen," 6/5/08
"Is there something particularly weird about Americans? Louis Theroux, the king of offbeat documentaries, searches for the answer while mixing it up with an assortment of some of our more colorful natives."
Curled Up with a Good Book, 8/08
"It's a fun read, but even more so, it's an interesting one. You'll have trouble putting it down...Theroux presents the humanity in his subjects without necessarily sympathizing with them, walking the fine line between their extreme views and the normalcy of everyday life... Alternately funny and disturbing...An excellent read."

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“Weird and wonderful”

I love Louis Theroux. I find him hysterical while actually being a rather good journalist. Call of the Weird begins where his Weird Weekends program finished - and we find out what happened after the cameras stopped... More

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