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This terrifying book puts me off going online ever again —except maybe to Ocado — says India Knight

Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed makes for grim but gripping reading

21 March 2015

9:00 AM

21 March 2015

9:00 AM

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson

Picador, pp.277, £16.99

Jeremy Clarkson has been getting it in the neck from Twitter’s (I was going to say) tricoteuses — but social media is both thicko mob and gleeful, literal-minded public executioner. A couple of weeks ago it was George Galloway; and the week before that — oh, I can’t remember. I had a theory about 21st-century shame before I read Jon Ronson’s book — namely that it passes quickly.

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Available from the Spectator Bookshop, £14.99 Tel: 08430 600033. India Knight is the author of My Life on a Plate, Don’t You Want Me? and The Thrift Book. She has 117,000 Twitter followers.

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