The Elephant in the Room
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The Elephant in the Room


“But Hillary is a known Luciferian,” he tried.

“She’s not a
known Luciferian,” I said.

“Well, yes and no,” he said.

In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times-Bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Them, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention. Along the way, he reunites with an old acquaintance—the influential provocateur and conspiracy talk-show host Alex Jones—who draws him, unexpectedly, into one of the most bizarre presidential campaigns in American history.

From the private Winnebago where conspiracy theorists and fearmongers discuss key campaign decisions, to a chance encounter with notorious political operative Roger Stone, Ronson’s picaresque journey into Donald Trump’s atmosphere introduces us to the people who orbit the campaign machine, and discovers what makes them tick—and what ticks them off. Whimsical, hilarious and often downright terrifying, The Elephant in the Room captures a defining moment in our time as only Jon Ronson could see it.

Title:The Elephant in the Room
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:48 pages

    The Elephant in the Room Reviews

  • Melki
    Oct 07, 2016

    "Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors, in my view manufactured. I couldn't believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids." - A...

  • Jason
    Oct 12, 2016

    It's almost like the far-right inhabit a parallel dimension with its own institutions, its own history and its own--I hesitate to use the term--knowledge. It's a place where truth is overrated, where ...

  • Holly
    Oct 12, 2016

    I will read and enjoy basically anything Jon Ronson puts out, and this was a really good glimpse into how exactly Trump managed to get anywhere close to where he is right now. ...

  • Ethan
    Oct 17, 2016

    A very quick read, almost long a longform magazine piece. The Elephant in the Room is Jon Ronson exploring the culture of the alt-right and the rise of Trump through professional radio conspiracy sale...

  • Clara Madrigano
    Feb 01, 2017

    Vou recomendar esse Kindle Single (são só umas 50 páginas) pra todo mundo interessado em ler um pouquinho sobre as figuras mais bizarras que cercam/ajudaram a eleger o Drumpf. Muito medo....

  • Eric Wojciechowski
    Nov 06, 2016

    What if Alex Jones and his audience were in the White House? What if Roger Stone types were there too? That's the scary conclusion to Ronson's latest, "The Elephant in the Room". And that's a horrible...

  • Stephen Curran
    Mar 02, 2017

    The 45th POTUS has said and done so many despicable things over the past year that it can be difficult to keep it all in your head. When I was reading 'It Can't Happen Here' by Sinclair Lewis a few we...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Dec 09, 2016

    Ronson's covering of a fringe movement around Trump who is now president-elect. The kind of paranoid extremists he used to lampoon are now at the center of power. Get your vomit bag out we are in for ...

  • Ali Shaw
    Oct 10, 2016

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is utterly confused as to how Trump could possibly be President of the US. It shows some of the sick people Trump gets his information from: Alex Jones from ...

  • Todd Wright
    Oct 08, 2016

    Ronson at it againLove Robson's writing and was excited to see what he would do with a smaller format. I wasn't disappointed. Once again, he manages to paint a balanced picture without compromising hi...

About Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His work includes the international bestsellers Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.A contributor to The Guardian, Ronson is the author of the columns "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary". He writes and p