Books by Charlie LeDuff

Charlie LeDuff was one of several reporters who worked on The New York Times series "How Race Is Lived in America," which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He has been a staff reporter at The New York Times since 1995. He recently produced a ten-part

Released: May 22, 2018

"A frustrating account of the current exasperating state of affairs. For a more penetrating portrait of similar issues, head back to Detroit."
A notorious journalist attempts to unpack the complex political, social, and cultural issues that have come to dominate the American discourse. Read full book review >
DETROIT by Charlie LeDuff
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness."
Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski in this gritty downer of a Rust Belt portrait. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Revealing, raw-edged rants leavened by hangover humor."
Slouching through America to piece together remnants of the American male's soul. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 26, 2004

"LeDuff lets the characters speak for their sad lives as he sets the surrounding atmospheric pressure just right."
Mostly fleet, mostly bitter portraits of working-class men and women in the New York City area, compiled from the author's reporting for the New York Times metro section. Read full book review >