On Being a Terrible Listener

Listening is a harder thing to do than it seems. The other day someone I know told me she had seen a movie, asked me if I had seen it (it was Cloud Atlas, and I had, as well as having read the novel it was based on,) and five minutes later I realised IContinue reading “On Being a Terrible Listener”

Jon Ronson’s Gonzo Anecdotes

This week I read the new Jon Ronson book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. I really like Jon Ronson. He’s like an English Hunter S Thompson, all gonzo and intrepid, but with cups of tea and anxiety instead of drugs and alcohol. This book – whose title pretty much sums up the subject matter – goesContinue reading “Jon Ronson’s Gonzo Anecdotes”