American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 5, 2010 - Social Science - 320 pages
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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 donít 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gay men are turning out to be more like their parents than anyone might have suspected, a high school where dating has been replaced by "hooking up," and other intersections of youth culture and sexuality.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.
  

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Review: American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life

User Review  - Kathrina - Goodreads

Sometimes a bit sophomoric, Denizet-Lewis is at his best when he writes what he's passionate about -- and that would be gay people. He presents a perspective on all kinds of 'em, (almost all of them ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nyskier - Goodreads

Very interesting series of essays on everything from Christian teen camps to Lipstick Lesbians. Fascinating! Read full review

Contents

About a Boy Who Isnt
3
God Is Rad
19
Whatever Happened to Teen Romance?
37
Brothers Keeper
65
Kids Inc
87
Camp Life
101
Trouble in Paradise
107
The War on Frat Culture
121
Cosmetically Correct
175
Abercrombie Nation
187
Whats in a Street Name?
205
Double Lives on the Down Low
211
Get Out of My Closet
239
The Newlywed Gays
245
Regular Guys
275
Acknowledgments
293

Boy Crazy
151

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About the author (2010)

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of Travels With Casey, America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Follow him @BenoitDLewis.

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