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J.L. King is the bestselling author of On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of “Straight” Black Men Who Sleep with Men. His expertise has been cited in national publications such as the New York Times, Jet, Newsweek, and Essence, and his television appearances have ranged from CNN to The Oprah Winfrey Show. The father of three, he divides his time between Chicago and Atlanta.

Courtney Carreras, a freelance writer, is the former editor in chief of YRB magazine and author of The White Man’s Guide to Hip Hop Survival. She lives in Harlem, New York.

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Coming Up from the Down Low
The Journey to Acceptance, Healing, and Honest Love
Written by J.L. King


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Coming Up from the Down Low
The Journey to Acceptance, Healing, and Honest Love
Written by J.L. King


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $12.95

In his first book, On the Down Low, J. L. King introduced readers to the deceptive underground world of the “down low” (DL), the subculture of men leading straight lives while secretly sleeping with other men. In that first book, King’s own life was exhibit A—he lived for years as a... Read more >
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On the Down Low
A Journey Into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep With Men
Written by J.L. King and Karen Hunter
Foreword by E. Lynn Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $14.00

"This is a revealing look at an important social and health issue."
--Booklist (American Library Association)

In the August 3, 2003 issue of The New York Times Magazine, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis gave a brief overview of the secretive phenemonon known as "Living on the Down Low", or the DL. The article explored the... Read more >
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On the Down Low
A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep With Men
Written by J.L. King and Karen Hunter
Foreword by E. Lynn Harris


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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