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Best-Selling Author Mike Sager Speaks at Purchase September 20

Date Released: 8/22/2007

Best-selling author and award-winning reporter Mike Sager will read and discuss his second collection of stories, Revenge of the Donut Boys, at Purchase College on September 20 at 7 PM in the Red Room of the Student Services building in a lecture entitled “Lust, Fame, Survival and Multiple Personality: Confessions of a Hardcore Journalist.” Admission is free.  For more information, call 914-251-6550.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

A former Washington Post staffer and Rolling Stone contributing editor, Mike Sager has been called “the beat poet of American journalism.” His first novel, Deviant Behavior, is due from Grove/Atlantic in Spring 2008.

He quit law school after three weeks to work the graveyard shift as a copy boy at The Washington Post.  Eleven months later, he was promoted to staff writer by Metro Editor Bob Woodward.  He left the Post after six years to pursue a career in magazines.  Currently he is a writer-at-large for Esquire.  His first collection of articles, Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock ’n Roll and Murder, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

Sager has also been a contributing editor of Rolling Stone and a writer-at-large for GQ. He has written for Vibe, Spy, Interview, Playboy, Washingtonian and Regardies.  For his stories he has lived with a crack gang on Los Angeles, ex-pat Vietnam veterans in Thailand, teenage pit-bull fighters in the Philadelphia barrio, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, heroin addicts on New York City’s Lower East Side, and U. S. Marines at Camp Pendleton.  Eight of his articles have been optioned for or have inspired Hollywood films.