The Last Days of August - Jon Ronson - 2019
By: Jon Ronson
Narrated by: Jon Ronson
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
Release date: 01-03-19
Genre: Nonfiction, Social Sciences
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: mp3 64/22.05 stereo
About This Audible Original
Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death.
In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic.
A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
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Please note: This audio features sexual content, adult language, and references to suicide and violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
About the Creator and Performer
Jon Ronson is a critically acclaimed journalist, author, and screenwriter who has contributed to publications and broadcasts including This American Life, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Guardian (UK), and BBC Radio 4, for which he produced seven seasons of the award-winning program Jon Ronson On…. His full-length nonfiction novels—So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures With Extremists, Lost at Sea, and The Men Who Stare at Goats—have been translated into over 30 languages; many of them have been international best sellers and New York Times best sellers. Ronson’s original screenplays include the Netflix original Okja and Frank, which received the 2014 Best Screenplay Award at the British Independent Film Awards. He has also appeared on a number of shows as varied as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Conan, Craig Ferguson, Inside Amy Schumer, and The New Yorker Radio Hour. In 2017, Ronson created and recorded the Audible Original series The Butterfly Effect, a highly-rated production that spent weeks on the top of the audiobook charts and was honored as a finalist for the 2018 Non-Fiction Audie Award.
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