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THE SOMEONE YOU’RE NOT


True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics and Pornography


By Mike Sager





Praise for Mike Sager


“Mike Sager writes with uncommon grace and, always, with respect for those who give him their time. His stories cut to the bone of our common humanity.”

--Paul Hendrickson, author, Hemingway's Boat and Sons of Mississippi, on The Someone You’re Not.


"You know those engrossing books that keep you up all night? Don't pick this one up if you have somewhere to be the next morning."

--E Online.com on Scary Monsters and Super Freaks


“Like his journalistic precursors Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, Sager writes frenetic, off-kilter pop-sociological profiles of Americans in all their vulgarity and vitality. He writes with flair, but only in the service of an omnivorous curiosity. He defies expectations in pieces that lesser writers would play for satire or sensationalism… a Whitmanesque ode to teeming humanity’s mystical unity.”

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