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Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
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Jan 09, 2011

it was amazing
Read in January, 2011 — I own a copy

Never heard of this book or the author before until I picked it up at a used book store in Hillcrest, San Diego. I was first drawn by the interesting square shape and the fun cover of the book (a cartoon map of SF, with a legend!), and as I started reading at the stand I found myself laughing out loud at least twice every PAGE, and I knew then and there I gotta take this home with me. Hard to believe this book was written 30 years ago as it still feels very relevant, though irreverent, even without a single mention of texting, blogging, friending / defriending, twittering...the lack of which actually makes it a highly refreshing escape. I have since added the whole series to my to-read list and I am ever grateful for having stumbled upon Armistead Maupin and his world of eccentric but oddly relate-able, heartwarming characters. I set out just looking for a fun easy read and ended up finding myself something rather special.
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