The Last Days of August

The Last Days of August

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic.

A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

In The Last Days of August, Ronson unravels the never-before-told story of what caused this beloved 23-year-old actress’ untimely death.

Title:The Last Days of August
Edition Language:English
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About Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His work includes the international bestsellers


    The Last Days of August Reviews

  • Tatiana

    The truth is, it's impossible to tell a story about sex industry that is not utterly devastating. As one of the interviewees of The Last Days of August says, the industry is built on the backs of ment...

  • Erin

    Audiobook narrated by Jon Ronson 3hrs 43mins 10 secs My second Audible original selection for January reunited me with Jon Ronson (The Butterfly Effect) who once again takes listeners to the backsta...

  • Sonja Arlow

    2.5 starsThis was one of the free Audible Original picks for January and is an audio documentary / podcast from the author of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. To be honest ...

  • Angus McKeogh

    I can’t say enough about Ronson. Interesting, well-written, compassionate, thought-provoking. I’m not even going to dock any stars for this being audio only. Just bring me more of his stuff....

  • Erin *Help I?m Reading and I Can?t Get Up*

    Jon Ronson and Neil Gaiman are 100% the reasons I listen to audiobooks. Those Welsh (actually maybe Gaiman is just straight English?) wonders have the most delicious whispery voices and i will listen ...

  • Kaitlin

    This is a 7-part free series on Audible and I picked this up after listening to the Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson. It's actually super quick to get through as each part is only about 30mins, but it's...

  • Tony

    Another spectacular work by Mr Ronson. Listen to The Butterfly Effect first, then follow up with this tragic tale....

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    الصحفي جون رونسون، تتبع حياة عاملة في مجال الإباحة انتهت بالإنتحار. يبين كيف هي حياة العاملين في هذا المجال ال...

  • Julie

    DNF. This has no point. It's not sufficiently about anything it reports to be - not enough about cyber bullying, or suicide, or mental health, or abuse, or porn, or anything. If it's one thing it's ab...

  • Branden

    The Last Days of August is a fascinating look inside a tragedy that most of the world ignored because it happened to a porn actress. Jon Ronson set out on this journey because he believed the reason t...