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by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at July 17th, 2007 (12:18 am)

Still quite a few reviews for the film adaptation of Evening, you can browse them here. I'd like to try a different angle with this post, news on Susan!

Due out this year in October (according to Amazon.com), It's Complicated: The American Teenager. Susan Minot shares the role of author with Dr. Robert Coles and photographer Robin Bowman. I am very curious to what extent she has contributed. I'll keep you updated as I find more tidbits on this.

Robin Bowman's five-year journey into the heart of teenage America created a series of 414 "collaborative portraits," wherein she shares her discoveries of a generation now coming of age. In searing and intimate photographs, presented alongside the young people's voices of passion, pride, embarrassment, lust, pain, bewilderment, anxiety, joy, uncertainty, and rage, the book charts the coming of age of the largest generation in America-77 million strong-in every region of the country and every socioeconomic group: from a Texas debutante to teenage gang members in New York City, from a drag queen in Georgia to a coal miner in West Virginia.

Bowman's intimate photographs ask us to reconcile preconceived ideas and stereotypes of teenagers with the diversity of individuals in the portraits. This book and the traveling exhibition it accompanies are about the inside lives of these kids and how they see their reality in their own voices.

And something entertaining that I came across from The New York Review of Books. This drawing originally appeared with The Art of Losing.

Susan Minot by David Levine