Perry Deane Young born 27 March 1941
American author, playwright, autobiographer, historian, genealogist, screenwriter & columnist.
Perry Deane Young is the author of eight non-fiction books, two plays and one screenplay.
Perry Young’s first book was the widely praised Two of the Missing, a Vietnam memoir published in 1975. The David Kopay Story, which Young wrote with the gay pro football player, was published in 1977. The David Kopay Story was on the New York Times Bestseller list for nine weeks.
In January, 1968, he went to Vietnam on assignment for UPI, arriving in Saigon the night the Tet Offensive began. In 1970, he worked for the New York Post in New York and in Beirut and Cairo. Since 1970, Young has published articles in numerous national magazines and newspapers. These include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, and The Advocate.
In 2005, Perry Deane Young presented all of his personal and professional papers from his long career as an author and journalist to the Southern Historical Collection of Manuscripts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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