A Man’s World
A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes

Steve Oney

Intimate profiles of some of the most interesting men of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries


“The profile is a particular genre of magazine journalism. The talent most required is empathy—the ability to feel the soul of another person, despite the evasions and the performance—to actually get inside the skin of another being and understand the human creature within. Steve Oney has that singular talent, and he brings these figures alive with love and honesty. This is journalism at its peak.”
—Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

“Taken separately, these are superb and acute accounts by a truly perceptive journalist. Taken together, they’re a piece of social history that might be read a hundred years from now. For better or worse, this is what we were, guys.”
—Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series

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A Man’s World is a collection of twenty profiles of fascinating men by author and magazine writer Steve Oney. Oney realized early in his career that he was interested in how men face challenges and cope with success and failure, seeing in their struggles something of his own. Written over a forty-year period for publications including Esquire, Premiere, GQ, TIME, Los Angeles, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine, the stories, many prizewinning, bring to life the famous (Harrison Ford), the brilliant (Robert Penn Warren), the tortured (Gregg Allman), and the unknown (Chris Leon, a twenty-year-old Marine Corps corporal killed in the Iraq war).

A Friends Fund Publication

Page count: 344 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9


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STEVE ONEY is the author of And the Dead Shall Rise, winner of the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award. Oney was educated at the University of Georgia and at Harvard, where he was a Nieman Fellow. He lives in Los Angeles.