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Mike Sager (Esquire) talks about profiling an ugly dude in Hollywood

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by brandonsneed, May 7, 2012.

  1. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    Hey everyone, I have another interview for those of you interested in such things. This time around it's Mike Sager talking about "Ugly," his latest piece in Esquire's May 2012 issue, a profile of Warren Durso, a guy in Hollywood who is, well, ugly.

    Link: http://brandonsneed.com/home/2012/5/7/stories-stories-mike-sager-on-his-esquire-profile-ugly.html


  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Brandon - Thanks for conducting the interview and thanks for posting. Loved the original piece and loved to read Sager's process and so forth. (I'm a sucker for journalists talking about craft - I used to skip right past the old ASNE Best Newspaper Writing volumes straight to the reporter interviews).

    Sager is tremendous. I posted one of his stories here a while back about a wrongly convicted man and we talked about the craft of storytelling in the piece, etc., etc.

    Love guys and women who just tell stories.
  3. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    Thanks Dick, you're welcome. So glad you liked it. And yeah, Sager's great. Great writer, great guy.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Sager's book "Scary Monsters and Super Freaks" is a terrific collection of his work. Really good read.

    Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/6usco2x
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