Mariko Tamaki





Mariko Tamaki

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Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer. She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs. B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Her well-received novel, Cover Me (McGilligan Books) was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice (Women's Press). Mariko's third book, FAKE ID, is due out in spring 2005.

Mariko Tamaki has performed her work across Canada and through the States, recently appearing at the Calgary Folkfest 2004, Vancouver Writer's Festival 2003, Spatial III, and the Perpetual Motion/Girls Bite Back Tour, which circled though Ottawa, Montreal, Brooklyn and Chicag...more


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How amazing is it to get reviewed by someone you're an actual FAN of?



Pretty amazing.

This One Summer was reviewed by Susan Burton in the New York Times this week.

You can find her review here.

We've also had some time on the New York Times Best Seller List for Paperback Graphic Books, where we are enjoying some good company with the likes of Smile by Raina Telgemeier and the XMen: Days of Future... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.72 · 7,373 ratings · 1,078 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Skim
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,199 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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This One Summer
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,954 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Emiko Superstar
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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(You) Set Me on Fire
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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True Lies: The Book Of Bad ...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2002
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Fake ID
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2005
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Cover Me
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2000
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Dear Teen Me: Authors Write...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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“Did you ever wish you had a book that would explain the full meaning of life's random happenings to you?”
Mariko Tamaki, Emiko Superstar

“I had a dream I put my hands inside my chest and held my heart to try to keep it still.”
Mariko Tamaki, Skim

“This is the thing about school dances. They make like it's supposed to be this other-worldly thing, but really it's just the people you see every day dressed up, standing in the gym in the dark with Red Hot Chili Peppers playing.”
Mariko Tamaki, Skim

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