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The Call of the Weird
The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner | Louis Theroux
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No, it doesnOCOt get any weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (A.K.A. Prussian Blue, a white-power folk group for kids) and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade, Louis Theroux has been making acclaimed television programs about offbeat characters on the fringes of U.S. society. Now he revisits the people who have intrigued him the most to try to discover what motivates them-and why they hold their bizarre beliefs. Reflecting on these assorted dreamers, schemers, and outlaws, Theroux entertainingly and unforgettably creates ?a moving, funny, and frightening expos(r) of America and its often elusive dreamOCO ("NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC")."
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Mandoul
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Thanks to the many people on here who have systematically brainwashed me in to this with their photos over the last week - my first ever pumpkin spice latte.

It tastes like all three courses at once 😂 i'm still not sure if thats good or bad!

Reading the tagged book. Nothing new but may interest people who enjoy his tv work. The book has a slightly different feel, revealing a little more of his own personal insecurities.

wanderinglynn I love PSL! Even better with a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin spice cream cheese. 🧡🎃😂 2mo
Mandoul Thats a lot of pumpkin @wanderinglynn 😂 2mo
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clairehaye
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Brilliant book! Loved the TV series and any documentary Mr Theroux does so finding this book for 20p in a charity shop was a bonus. Lots of short stories about different characters he has met over the years so both a recap and new material.

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Kaye
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Going through some of my older Audible purchases, I ran across this little gem. Apparently, the author had a TV show about weird people . In this book, he goes back to revisit some of them. It can be a standalone, as I hadn‘t seen any of the shows. He hooks up with people who have strange lifestyles , from hookers, porn stars, alien believers, cult members, White Power members, and a huckster trying to rip people off. Quite an interesting listen.

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charloteemilyjane
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I adore Louis. I'm going to enjoy this!

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shelf-devoted
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I've loved Louis for a long time - and am so happy I got to see him live tonight. It was a lot of fun hearing his recollections and reviews of the many encounters he's had with "weird" subcultures and controversial figures. While some elements of the show felt a little rehearsed, some conclusions a little forced, it was admirably underpinned by a strong sense of curiosity, compassion and a desire to understand others.

Fridayfilms Love Louis! Saw him at the Royal Festival Hall for a screening of My Scientology Movie, which was excellent, and so different from his other docs. 3y
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