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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User Review  - Anthony Cristina - Goodreads

“Get fake muscle at a gymnasium rather than real ones at hard labour […] They're telling you men what it is to be beautiful and you're buying it.” You think you're a man but you're not. You're a ... 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 is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly at the NewYork Times and the Detroit News, and currently on Detroit's Fox 2 News. He was one of several reporters who worked on The New York Times series "How Race Is Lived in America," which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He alsoproduced a ten-part television series of participatory journalism called O" for Discovery Times. LeDuff has covered the war in Iraq, crossed the border with Mexican migrants, and chronicled a Brooklyn fire house in the aftermath of 9/11. The author of Detroit, US Guys, and Work and Other Sins, he lives near Detroit.

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