Simon Likes

With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to reread some of your favourite books. We asked our charming staff at Simon & Schuster Canada to share some of their top picks with you. Next up, Sales Operations Associate Ryan suggests Them: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson.

I’m convinced Jon Ronson is one of the best essayists/journalists working today. Whether he’s writing about psychopaths, amateur superheroes, bizarre military units, or cruise ship passengers lost at sea, Ronson is instantly engaging. The same can be said of his 2003 book Them: Adventures With Extremists. This book is a raucously funny, globe-trotting trip into a dark world of conspiracy theorists, KKK meetings, and Jihadi training camps. While it’s a funny and quick read, Ronson is also a trenchant and savvy observer, and as a result Them is an illuminating takedown of the paranoid and extreme.

Read an excerpt from the book.