US Guys by Charlie LeDuff
The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man

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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.

 

About Charlie LeDuff

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CHARLIE LEDUFF was a staff writer at The New York Times, a reporter at The Detroit News, and is now a television journalist for Detroit's FOX2 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 US Guys and Work and Other Sins.
 
Published March 25, 2008 by Penguin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Slouching through America to piece together remnants of the American male's soul.

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The New York Times

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In his trip through masculine America, Charlie LeDuff found a country of “dudes grasping at the frayed end of the rope of hope.”

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The New York Times

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A Times reporter hangs out with average Joes around the country.

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Publishers Weekly

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Whether fighting the biggest guy at an Oakland biker club, talking race with a semipro Texas football team or riding shotgun with Detroit homicide, LeDuff's gonzo exploits in this book are noth

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A journalist gets immersive in a quest for American masculinity.

Mar 29 2007 | Read Full Review of US Guys: The True and Twisted...

Monsters and Critics

and these moments are often missed in reviews of the book which claim LeDuff uses the weirdos he encounters to somehow psychoanalyze himself, or that LeDuff- a quintessential East Coast Liberal, is engaging in the very sort of stereotyping he would deride in others’ writing.

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