Jon Ronson is probably one of my favorite writers of all time. Ronson writes mostly profiles on people from Stanley Kubrik (post-mortem) to a man who thought he was a superhero. My favorite part about his writing style is that he is able to write from his point of view in a way that it makes it easier to connect with the person he is profiling. I think he is a real master at creating character in a very short amount of time and I appreciate that he is very open about his anxieties while reporting! Ronson ends up in a lot of very dangerous situations, with a drug dealer for example, because when he does his reporting he goes all in, which is very inspiring.
This is a piece about Rebecca Coriam, a girl who "got lost" while on a Disney Cruise in 2011. It's a bit lengthy so don't feel like you have to read all of it. If you do like his work, check out "The Psychopath Test" and/or "Lost at Sea" for more. I'd love to hear your thoughts on his use of the I character. Do you think it works or is it distracting? Hope you enjoy!