So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Born in Wales in 1967, Ronson is a journalist and the author of several highly acclaimed and best-selling books, including "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Psychopath Test."

"So You've Been Publicly Shamed" is Ronson's most recent book. It begins with the author's surprising discovery that a Twitter account had been created under his name without his knowledge and that the account was active. The book goes on to explore a number of questions arising from the public dimensions of social media and how it reflects other forms of social control.

Publisher's Weekly calls the work "clever and thought-provoking" and notes "this book has the potential to open an important dialogue about faux moral posturing online and its potentially disastrous consequences." The Huffington Post remarks that Ronson has an "introspective and often funny lens" and that the book "is an insightful, well-researched and important text about how we react to others' poor decisions."