"In Sometimes I think about it, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written over fifteen years to tell a powerful story about outsiders and underdogs. Moving from the self to the civic, Elliott describes a childhood characterized by violence and homelessness, and his growing interest in cross-dressing and masochism, before stepping out into the broader world. The essays that follow range from a family devastated by a rock slide in Southern California to a young man caught in the prison-industrial complex, from pop music to pornography to publishing. With great sympathy, Elliott tells the compelling stories of those who are broken and seek to be whole."--Back cover.