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

Revenge of the Donut Boys True Stories of Lust Fame Survival and Multiple Personality Mike Sager has turned tabloid news into magazine pieces that were some of the most admired journalism in two decades From his landmark story The Devil and John Holmes to his Rick James piece this new

  • Title: Revenge of the Donut Boys: True Stories of Lust, Fame, Survival and Multiple Personality
  • Author: Mike Sager
  • ISBN: 9781568583501
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mike Sager has turned tabloid news into magazine pieces that were some of the most admired journalism in two decades From his landmark story The Devil and John Holmes to his Rick James piece, this new collection focuses on the dark side of American life, including an intimate glimpse of Roseanne Barr s multiple personality disorder and hanging out on the road with deathMike Sager has turned tabloid news into magazine pieces that were some of the most admired journalism in two decades From his landmark story The Devil and John Holmes to his Rick James piece, this new collection focuses on the dark side of American life, including an intimate glimpse of Roseanne Barr s multiple personality disorder and hanging out on the road with death metal gods Sager is the anthropologist of places we can only imagine and would rather not visit.

    One thought on “Revenge of the Donut Boys: True Stories of Lust, Fame, Survival and Multiple Personality”

    1. 3.5 stars -- As others have said, many of these articles are dated (does anyone really care about Roseanne, or pro beach volleyball anymore?) Being dated isn't always a bad thing, however--it was fun to read about Ice Cube back when he was a menacing figure to mainstream society--instead of the star of hokey family films. Those articles not revolving around pop culture, such as a small neighborhood's encounter with a terrifying California wildfire, are more riveting. And for pure schadenfreude, [...]

    2. I haven't read everything in here yet, but the Brooke Burke profile alone makes me think Sager used up all his platinum shit in "Scary Monsters." At the AAN Conference in San Francisco, Sager made a joke about how he got paid to hang out with one of the world's most beautiful women for a week, and that's really all the article has going for it. He tries to make Ms. Burke interesting, but you can feel him struggling.

    3. A varied bunch of essays written for various national magazines. Sager's eclectic, perceptive eyes probe the "soft underbelly" of American society such as Roseanne Barr, kids stealing cars in Newark, a dead-on portrait of a typical 17yr old American boy, forest fires, etc etc. His style of reportage in engaging and always interesting. Readable.

    4. A collection of essays written by Mike Sager written in the past 10 - 15 years ago, primarily for Esquire. I found most of them dated, and a few of them didn't seem to have much of a point. The best one was "Is Something Burning?" About a neighborhood in California destroyed by a forest fire.

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