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The Call of the Weird

The Call of the Weird (EPUB ebook)

By Theroux, Louis

For ten years Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off-beat characters on the fringes of US society. Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them, why they believe the things they believe, and to find out wha...t has happened to them since he last saw them. Along the way Louis thinks about what drives him to spend so much time among weird people, and considers whether he's learned anything about himself in the course of ten years working with them. Has he manipulated the people he's interviewed, or have they manipulated him? From his Las Vegas base, Louis revisits the assorted dreamers and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground. Attempting to understand a little about himself and the workings of his own mind, Louis considers questions such as: What is the difference between pathology and 'normal' weirdness? Is there something particularly weird about Americans? What does it mean to be weird, or 'to be yourself'? And do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?
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ISBN 9781743030554
Published 1 Nov 2005
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781743030554
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 1 Nov 2005
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Theroux, Louis
Category Performing Arts
Literature: Texts
Literature: Special Interest
Social Sciences
Travel & Holiday
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 917.304931
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years