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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Slouching through America to piece together remnants of the American male's soul.New York Times reporter LeDuff insinuates himself into other people's bad deals and power trips. This mostly happens on ... Read full review

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Channeling the spirits of John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac,New York Times reporter LeDuff travels the country to analyze the psyche of contemporary American men, showing how they lead lives of quiet ... 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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