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Armistead Maupin
Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in... show more



Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. The climate of freedom and tolerance he found in his adopted city inspired him to come out publicly as homosexual in 1974. Two years later, he launched his “Tales of the City” serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades.Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.He lives in Santa Fe with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.

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Birth date: May 13, 1944
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
So there were really Rolling Skating Nuns in the Castro. I asked my friend who lived there. I miss all the cool stuff. This is a book that draws you right in and carries you with it. It, apparently from what my friend says, captures a time and place. It addresses question of sexuality, morali...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 2 years ago
AudibleI am even ready to sacrifice my Friday glass of wine for more Tales of the City (IF I have to make a choice). How good I have both. Still 6 installments to go. And my new wine rack. And BTW, [a:Barbara Rosenblat|12492|Barbara Rosenblat|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1332211833p2/12492.j...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 2 years ago
AudibleA soap opera with a high addiction potential. I've never thought that a novel about MANY different people who continuously bump into each other - it is a small world, my friends - could be so entertaining. But it looks like I can't have enough of [a:Armistead Maupin|10022|Armistead Maupin|htt...
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it 3 years ago
A really fast-paced read that started as a newspaper serial that details the lives of the occupants of 28 Barbary Lane in 1970s San Francisco. I kept comparing it to the 44 Scotland Street series, though this is darker. There were a lot of references I did not get--I looked some of them up, but most...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 4 years ago
3,5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. I think about...some things...1) Could I have liked it more if I had read it shortly after the release date. The answer is SURE. OF COURSE. NO DOUBTS. 2) Could I have liked it more if I hadn't' read Boystown series ? Probably yes. BEFORE reading [b:Tales of the City...
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