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New Meetup: Book Brunch with Jon Ronson and "Them"

From: user 7.
Sent on: Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:09 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Salt City Skeptics!

What: Book Brunch with Jon Ronson and "Them"

When: July 12,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The next Salt City Skeptics Book Club selection is Jon Ronson's Them: Adventures with Extremists and we again have the opportunity of having the author participate in the book discussion!

This is your chance to speak directly to Jon Ronson, an internationally-known, imminently entertaining writer and journalist.

Jon Ronson is a journalist and the author of Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats (currently being made into a film with Ewan McGregor starring as Ronson). He's also a regular contributor to This American Life and a documentary filmmaker.

Them is a thought-provoking, occasionally scary and often hilarious look at the world of conspiracy theorists and extremists. Jon Ronson repeatedly plunges himself neck-deep upside down world of these extremists. Them is a quick, insightful and VERY entertaining read, so go pick it up now!

Our discussion will be a Sunday Brunch event on July 12 at 11:00 AM (Ronson lives in the UK, so it'll be mid-evening for him). Location TBD. Anyone know of a decent breakfast place where we can have a private discussion area (or have a house with a good 'net connection you'd like to offer)?

If you want a taste of more Jon Ronson, you can hear stories by and interviews with him below:

This American Life episodes featuring Ronson:
201: "Them" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1135
211: "Naming Names" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=922
214: "Family Physics" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1065
314: "It's Never Over" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1208
331: "Habeas Schmabeas" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1185
338: "The Spokesman" http://thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1254

Little Atoms episodes featuring Jon Ronson (EXCELLENT interviews):
1st interview download http://www.littleatoms.com/sounds/jonronson.mp3
2nd interview download: http://www.littleatoms.com/sounds/jonronson2.mp3

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast:
186: Interview with Jon Ronson http://www.theskepticsguide.org/archive/podcastinfo.aspx?mid=1&pid=186

Them: Adventures With Extremists at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743233212/

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/saltcityskeptics/calendar/10643522/

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