“my God, he is funny”
Jon Ronson is one of the most original (and funniest) investigative journalists working today. Whether hanging out with the Klu Klux Klan in Them, exploring the US military’s fascination with the paranormal in The Men Who Stare at Goats, or attending a UFO convention with Robbie Williams in Lost at Sea, his work exposes the paranoid, the deluded and the bizarre. But in his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson tells the stories of ordinary people with ordinary flaws – people who, after making mistakes, have found themselves at the centre of a social media storm. The age of Twitter is often said to have democratised justice but what, asks Ronson, if ‘justice’ really means ‘the mob’?
This event will be chaired by Today FM presenter Anton Savage.