Looking for immersion journalism books
February 7, 2008 6:53 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for books where the author immerses himself in an experience and then writes about it
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I've been reading these books for years, but I recently found out that the term for them is immersion journalism. I'm talking about books where an author tries something or goes somewhere and becomes completely enmeshed with the subject.
Some of my favorites in this area are:
Stuart Stevens- Malaria Dreams
Danny Wallace- Yes Man, Join Me
Henry Alford- Big Kiss
Bill Buford- Heat
A.J. Jacobs- The Year of Living Bibilically
J. Maarten Troost- The Sex Lives of Cannibals
Any more suggestions? Bonus points if it's a funny book.