Following the success of Girls, Assouline presents a photographic tribute to the essence of the male youth. Pamela Hanson's images are extremely intimate yet evoke universal coming-of-age experiences. Naivet_ and self-assertion, gentleness and insolence, androgyny and virility, this is a poignant book about life and its most elusive moments. With insightful quotes from figures ranging from Plato, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens to Christy Turlington, Julianne Moore, and Sofia Coppola. From the beaches of East Hampton to the cafes of Paris, on soccer fields or behind the wheel of vintage cars, the images of Boys capture young male spirit in all its glory.