Bernard Lefkowitz

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Bernard Lefkowitz
Born(1937-08-24)August 24, 1937
United States
DiedMay 21, 2004(2004-05-21) (aged 66)
New York City, United States
OccupationAuthor, journalist, sociologist, investigative reporter

Bernard Lefkowitz, a native of New York City, was an author, sociologist, journalist and investigative reporter.[1]

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.[1]

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.

Lefkowitz taught journalism at City College, Duke University and Columbia University.

He died 21 May 2004 of thymus gland cancer.[1]


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