American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life
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gay men are turning out to be more like their parents than anyone might have suspected, a high school where dating has been replaced by "hooking up," and other intersections of youth culture and sexuality.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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chrisjones - LibraryThing
A collection of essays Denizet-Lewis had previously published in magazines and newspapers. Most of them deal with outsiders of one kind or another. One is about an FtM teenager. Many others deal with issues of gender in interesting ways. I didn't find a clunker in the bunch. Read full review
About a Boy Who Isnt
God Is Rad
Whatever Happened to Teen Romance?
Trouble in Paradise
The War on Frat Culture
Whats in a Street Name?
Double Lives on the Down Low
Get Out of My Closet
The Newlywed Gays