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Jon Ronson's nonfiction books, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats have all been international and New York Times bestsellers. The Psychopath Test spent nearly two years on the UK bestseller list and ten weeks on the New York Times list. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney. His most recent book is FRANK: The True Story That Inspired The Movie, telling the story of his work with musician and comedian Frank Sidebottom. In the UK he writes regularly for The Guardian and his many documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, The Secret Rulers of the World, and seven series of the multi award winning BBC Radio 4 programme Jon Ronson On… His first fictional screenplay- Frank - stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It premiered at Sundance and SXSW to great critical acclaim and will soon be on general release. He is currently working on a book about public shaming for publication in early 2015.