August 24, 1937|
|Died||May 21, 2004
New York City, United States
|Occupation||Author, journalist, sociologist, investigative reporter|
A reporter and assistant editor at the New York Post, Lefkowitz worked for the Peace Corps before becoming an author. Of Lefkowitz's books, which include The Victims, Break-time: Living Without Work in a Nine-to-Five World, and Tough Change:Growing Up on Your Own in America, his most famous is probably Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb.
This book dealt with the Glen Ridge Rape of a mentally disabled girl by a group of popular high school students, and the town (Glen Ridge, New Jersey) that rallied around them. Lauded by the New York Times as a notable book of the year, as well as an Edgar Award finalist, Our Guys was made into a television movie starring Ally Sheedy and Eric Stoltz.
He died May 21, 2004 of cancer.