Revenge of the Donut Boys: True Stories of Lust, Fame, Survival and Multiple Personality

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Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007 - Literary Collections - 331 pages
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Esquire writer-at-large Sager (Scary Monsters and Super Freaks) demonstrates a lively curiosity about other people's lives, hopes, fears and disappointments in these 17 previously published articles. Sager's celebrity profiles include Emmy winner Roseanne Barr, who attributes her multiple-personality disorder to an abusive mother, but more affecting are the everyday struggles of "almost famous" actors Steve Bean and Lynn Clark, who stay sane in the face of numerous professional rejections. Sager's best pieces showcase people battling nature: aging hippie and sandal-maker Lee Risler cuts off his own arm to free himself from a wrecked van and wears his stump as a badge of honor. Despite some forgetfulness and frailty, 92-year-old widower Glenn Brown Sanberg has a girlfriend with Alzheimer's and writes a weekly newspaper column. And in a whimsical search for other persons named "Mike Sagers" the author finds instant kinship with a police captain, a politician and a preacher.

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REVENGE OF THE DONUT BOYS: True Stories of Lust, Fame, Survival and Multiple Personalities

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Sager plays Virgil in the modern American Inferno. William Carlos Williams wrote "the pure products of America go crazy;" journalist Sager (Esquire, Rolling Stone, GQ) collects an astonishing range of ... Read full review


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Mike Sager was a reporter at the Washington Post under then-metro editor Bob Woodward before leaving to write exclusively for magazines. A former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and GQ, he is currently a writer-at-large for Esquire. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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