- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Picador (2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330448323
- ISBN-13: 978-0330448321
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Out of the Ordinary True Tales of Everyday Craziness Paperback – 2006
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It is an unusual book, aimed to capture behavior that spins out of control, and leaves people in a ridiculous position. Often Ronson's wry humor surfaces in amusing ways.
Many of the vignettes show Ronson in his daily life, having cornered himself into indefensible positions, making proposterous statements and actions. Other sections capture people who are seriously warped - a movie director, a pedophile, a preacher.
I found the book to be low-key but perceptive and engaging, a light read.
They are all filled with life moments that everyone has felt, cried or cringed over. Ronson then adds those luminaries that we ordinary people would never come across, nor would want to, mostly. His ability to describe famous and non-famous personages' bubbles of life, that we find incomprehensible and they find so fulfilling, describing their idiocy and/or nuttiness in such clear language is an absolute treat.
Glad I'm one of the ordinary ones who can chortle, laugh and choke over my coffee at the antics of all those other people.
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I was disappointed in this book. A lot of the essays were in a different book with a different title, and I felt like I paid twice for the same stuff.Published 1 month ago by Wondersquid
Coolest writer ever. I want to read more of his adventures with conspiracy theorists, weirdos, cult members, etc.Published on August 24, 2014 by Julie R Ward
A lot of these stories were in his others books. I wish the book had more original material. The original stores are hysterical though.Published on November 1, 2013 by federationofideas