Charlie LeDuff's "US Guys"

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Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff lays it down rough, in the gonzo journalism tradition of Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac.

He's crossed the desert with Mexican immigrants, worked in cannery and hog factory, gone deep with New York fireman after 9.11.

Now, Charlie LeDuff brings us the stories of a year on the road, going deep across the country with American men. Not high-fliers. Not fancy men, or rich, or even well-off. Just guys. "US Guys," as LeDuffs calls them.

Out on the edge of polite society, on the edge of the American dream, on the edge of patience with what globalization and downsizing and sexual politics have dealt them.

This hour On Point: tales of American men on the edge, with Charlie LeDuff.


Charlie LeDuff, former national correspondent for the New York Times, author of "US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man."

This program aired on February 9, 2007.


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