Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux
In 1994, fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, he panicked, but his enthusiasm carried the day. His autobiography takes the listener on a joyous journey through his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has taken him deep into communities as diverse as racist US militias, South African gangs, secretive pro wrestlers, and extreme drinkers in London. As ever with Theroux, the book is shot through with wry observation, larger-than-life characters and self-deprecating humour.