American Voyeur by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life

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BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS, one of the most perceptive and interesting journalists writing today, takes us into some unusual precincts of American society in American Voyeur.

Denizet-Lewis made news with his New York Times Magazine cover story "Double Lives on the Down Low," included here, which ignited a firestorm by revealing a subculture of African-American men who have sex with other men but who don’t consider themselves gay. In American Voyeur, he also takes us inside a summer camp for pro-life teenagers, a New Hampshire town where two young brothers committed suicide, a social group for lipstick lesbians, a middle school where a girl secretly lives as a boy, a college where fraternity boys face the daunting prospect of sobriety, a state where legally married young gay men are turning out to be more like their parents than anyone might have suspected, a high school where dating has been replaced by "hooking up," and other intersections of youth culture and sexuality. Peer behind the curtain of modern American life with this remarkable collection.
 

About Benoit Denizet-Lewis

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Benoit Denizet-Lewis is an award-winning contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. Formerly a senior writer at Boston Magazine and staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, his work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Details, Slate, Spin, Out, and others. A former Alicia Patterson Fellow, Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
 
Published December 26, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Denizet-Lewis (America Anonymous) offers these stirring and sensitive portraits of individuals-frequently adolescents-struggling to articulate desire and identity while bearing the weight of so-cietal

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Bookmarks Magazine

In American Voyeur, he also takes us inside a summer camp for pro-life teenagers, a New Hampshire town where two young brothers committed suicide, a social group for lipstick lesbians, a middle school where a girl secretly lives as a boy, a college where fraternity boys face the daunting p...

Jan 11 2010 | Read Full Review of American Voyeur: Dispatches F...

The Pacific Northwest Inlander

He unpacks the irony of butch lesbians — an already discriminatedagainst group — themselves discriminating against femme-y lipstick lesbians.

Jun 09 2010 | Read Full Review of American Voyeur: Dispatches F...

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