Bestselling author Jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers – all while wearing a mask and a cape. Phoenix Jones patrols Seattle, masked, muscles rippling, while corner boys scatter and teenage runaways are helped, whether they want it or not. He might still see his pediatrician when superhero-ing gets a little too intense, but he’ll be back out there with his ass-kicking comrades as soon as he’s bandaged up. These do-gooding citizens talk the talk, and walk the walk of mythical superheroes – the only thing they’re missing is actual supernatural powers.
The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones is an inside, intimate look at the world of amateur superheroes and a front row seat to their adventures.
Jon Ronson’s books include the New York Times bestseller The Psychopath Test and the international bestsellers Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats. The Men Who Stare at Goats was adapted as a major motion picture, released in 2009 and starring George Clooney. Ronson… More about Jon Ronson