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Jon Ronson Publicly Shamed

April 25, 201514 min
From psychopaths to suicide cults, military psychics to human superheroes, Jon Ronson has immersed himself in bizarre and terrifying worlds and become master of what Jon Stewart has coined "Investigative Satire." In SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED, Ronson investigates the world of public shaming, where social media has made everyone a vigilante and where a poorly phrased tweet or comment can catapult a person to Public Enemy No. 1 overnight. Shaming moves with lighting speed and has a terrifyingly powerful effect, sometimes destroying a person’s entire life. Ronson follows up with those whose lives have been left in tatters, and questions those being most cruel in the anonymous internet playground, resulting in a powerful and very humane dispatch from the front line of the escalating war on human nature and its flaws. As Ronson says of his meeting with the recipient of one shaming, "Over the years I’ve sat across tables from a lot of people whose lives have been destroyed. Usually t

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