US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man

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Penguin, Mar 25, 2008 - Social Science - 256 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

“A fearless, clear eyed companion into parts of America that rarely see print.”—Entertainment Weekly


Charlie LeDuff has made a career out of his extraordinary ability to capture the spirit of the people and places he profiles. US Guys is his odyssey in search of the truth behind the American man, from a jaded homicide detective in Detroit to a two-bit jockey at a racetrack in Miami to a pair of lovers at a gay rodeo. With audacity, humor, and no small amount of physical pain, he captures a broad diversity of voices as they wrestle with an America they love but increasingly fail to understand.

  

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Review: US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man

User Review  - Robbie - Goodreads

I picked this one up because I was an instant fan of Charlie LeDuff--NYT reporter, Iraq correspondent, contributor to Pulitzer-winning pieces, and from the same native Detroit as me. He wrote this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Juan Navarro - Goodreads

A smattering of gonzo-like journalism about the insane goings-ons going on in this country that has a good amount of humanity and self loathing coming form the author, with the right amount of pride ... Read full review

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CHARLIE LEDUFF was a staff writer at the New York Times and a reporter at the Detroit News, and is now a television journalist for Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He contributed to a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times series and has received a Meyer Berger Award for distinguished writing about New York City. He is the author of Work and Other Sins, US Guys, and the New York Times bestselling Detroit: An American Autopsy. LeDuff lives with his wife and daughter on the edge of the Detroit city limits.

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