This book of stories offers nine good reasons to get to know these tender, troubled, and endearing characters. These award-winning stories are full of grit and hope, good sex and bad luck. Bill Roorbach's men are sweet and passionate and usually kind. They may seem like losers but at least they're trying, and sometimes even when misguided, they actually get it right.In settings ranging from New York to California, Michigan to Texas, these stories are small miracles that offer the sweep and scope and completeness of little novels. There is a rare assuredness in these tales of men in motion --moving from swagger to sweetness, from machismo to tenderness, and from loneliness toward love.