For some Britons, America holds a strange, even lurid fascination, and the BBC's Louis Theroux certainly resembles this remark. With enthusiasm, tolerance, and uncommon bravery, Theroux seeks out the absolute fringes of the Land of the Free, and here he re-creates his uncomfortably funny meetings with a self-help guru, a prostitute, adherents of Aryan Nations, a UFO cult in San Diego, and—why not?—the notorious Ike Turner. Going deeper, Theroux considers: What is normal, and what is "weird"? And do we choose our beliefs, or do our beliefs choose us?
The Call Of The Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
Author: Louis Theroux.