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Armistead Maupin - Author

About the Author

Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

Featured books by Armistead Maupin

The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City series, follows one of modern literature's most unforgettable and enduring characters - Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of leaving like a lady, Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her logical family in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

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The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City series, follows one of modern literature's most unforgettable and enduring characters - Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of leaving like a lady, Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her logical family in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

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Other books by Armistead Maupin

Logical Family A Memoir

Logical Family A Memoir

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

In this funny, poignant and unflinchingly honest memoir, one of the world's best-loved storytellers explains how he evolved from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to claim their own lives. It is a journey that leads him from the racism and misogyny of mid-century North Carolina to a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House. After losing his virginity to another man 'on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired', Maupin packs his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a portrait of a Confederate ancestor) and heads west to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970's.

Tales of the City: Series 1 and 2

Tales of the City: Series 1 and 2

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Lydia Wilson and Kate Harper star in these BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of the first and second novels in Armistead Maupin's acclaimed 'Tales of the City' series.Set against the 1970s San Fransisco skyline, Maupin's Tales of the City introduces the unconventional tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, the domain of the eccentric, marijuana-growing landlady Anna Madrigal. Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman newly-arrived from Cleveland, Ohio, moves into an apartment there and soon becomes friends with other tenants of the building: the hippyish bisexual Mona Ramsey; the strange Norman Neal Williams; and Michael Tolliver, a sweet and personable gay man known to his friends as Mouse. Beyond the house, lovers and friends guide Mary Ann through her San Franciscan adventures... In More Tales of the City, landlady Anna Madrigal reveals her secrets to her tenants, but they are preparing to flee their cosy nest for adventures further afield.Dramatised by Barbara Lavery, this is both a sparkling comedy of manners and a portrait of a free and easy era.Cast:Anna Madrigal..... Kate HarperMary Ann..... Lydia WilsonDeDe..... Nancy CraneMona..... Buffy DavisEdgar..... Lou HirschFrannie/Binkie/Mucca..... Bernice StegersBeauchamp..... John GuerrasioMichael..... Jos SlovickJon/Brian..... Simon Lee PhillipsD'Or/Betty..... Valerie CutkoSiegel/Hampton-Giddes/Norman/Bruno..... Kerry ShaleBurke..... Trevor WhiteProduced and directed by Susan Roberts

Logical Family A Memoir

Logical Family A Memoir

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

'A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man.' CAITLIN MORAN Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his logical family, the people he could call his own. Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us, he writes. We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives. From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century. Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion-and inspired millions to claim their own lives.

Logical Family

Logical Family

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Logical Family: A Memoir, written and read by Armistead Maupin. Includes a 30-minute interview between Neil Gaiman and the author.Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "e;on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired."e; Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "e;logical family,"e; the people he could call his own. "e;Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us,"e; he writes. "e;We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives."e; From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion-and inspired millions to claim their own lives.

Logical Family A Memoir

Logical Family A Memoir

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2017

In this funny, poignant and unflinchingly honest memoir, one of the world's best-loved storytellers explains how he evolved from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to claim their own lives. It is a journey that leads him from the racism and misogyny of mid-century North Carolina to a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House. After losing his virginity to another man 'on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired', Maupin packs his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a portrait of a Confederate ancestor) and heads west to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970's.

Die Tage der Anna Madrigal

Die Tage der Anna Madrigal

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2017

Armistead Maupins Stadtgeschichten sind legendar. Im Mittelpunkt des neunten und letzten Bandes steht Anna Madrigal, die legendare Transgender-Dame und Hausherrin der Barbary Lane 28. Madrigal ist 92 Jahre alt und wunscht sich nichts mehr als einen ladyliken Abgang. Mit ihrem fruheren Mieter Brian fahrt sie nach Winnemucca, wo Madrigal - damals noch ein 16-jahriger Junge u aus dem Puff, der ihr Zuhause war, weggelaufen ist. Auf dieser Reise bringt sie Geheimnisse ans Licht und stellt sich lange verdrangten Konflikten. "e;Die Tage der Anna Madrigal"e; ist ein spannendes, lustiges und berhrendes Buch und ein wrdiger Abschluss einer traditionsreichen Serie.

The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City series, follows one of modern literature's most unforgettable and enduring characters - Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of leaving like a lady, Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her logical family in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

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Stadtgeschichten

Stadtgeschichten

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Einmal begonnen, lassen einen die Geschichten aus San Francisco nicht mehr los."e; (NDR)Dies ist der erste Band von Armistead Maupins legendren Stadtgeschichten. Wie bei einer Fahrt auf der Achterbahn jagt Maupin seine Leser in rasantem Tempo durch die Straen von San Francisco. All den unterschiedlichsten Menschen, deren Geschichte erzhlt wird, ist eines gemeinsam: Sie suchen das ganz groe Glck. "e;Die Wrme, die von der Geschichte um den verrckten Clan aus der Barbary Lane 28 ausgeht, erreicht Leser aller Geschlechter und sexuellen Orientierungen."e; (The New York Times)"e;Maupins San-Francisco-Geschichten ber Schwule, Lesben, Bodybuilder, Kinderschnder, Mrder, Junkies, Landpomeranzen und arme reiche Leute sind komisch. Und mit Herz geschrieben. Und besser als eine gute Sitcom, weil sie nicht im Fernsehen laufen. Und lassen den armen Leser nicht mehr los, bis man das (brigens sehr hbsche) Buch ausgelesen hat und glcklich zuklappt."e; (Der Rabe, das Magazin fr jede Art von Literatur)

Mehr Stadtgeschichten

Mehr Stadtgeschichten

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Das sind die witzigsten Romane, die es zurzeit gibt."e; (The Times)Im zweiten Band der Stadtgeschichten haben alte und neue Fans von Armistead Maupin Gelegenheit, sich bei der Begegnung der Sekretrin Mary Ann Singleton mit dem teuflischen Kult zu gruseln (und zwischendurch heftig zu kichern), sich mit Michael "e;Mouse"e; Tolliver Sorgen darber zu machen, ob seine Hoffnungen auf eine glckliche Zukunft mit Jon, dem Gynkologen, berechtigt sind; das bisher geheime Anagramm im Namen der Vermieterin Anna Madrigal zu entschlsseln und ber Dutzende irrwitziger Missgeschicke, die den Leuten in San Francisco widerfahren, zu lachen oder zu weinen. "e;Eine Komdie in ihrer klassischsten Form, mit einigen der schrfsten und strksten Dialoge, die Sie in Ihrem Leben zu lesen bekommen werden."e; (The Guardian)"e;Maupin hat einen noch raffinierteren Coup als Philip Roth gelandet: Er hat den amerikanischen Roman geschrieben, fr den amerikanischen Fernsehzuschauer, der sich das Lesen lngst abgewhnt hat."e; (Die Zeit)

Noch mehr Stadtgeschichten

Noch mehr Stadtgeschichten

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Maupin schreibt mit einem hinreienden Schnodderton - ohne dabei uber menschliche Abgrunde und Dramen hinwegzuplaudern."e; (Brigitte)Im dritten Band der Stadtgeschichten kehrt die hhere Tochter DeDe mit einer ganzen Schiffsladung von schwulen und lesbischen Kubaflchtlingen nach San Francisco heim. Doch damit fangen ihre Probleme erst richtig an, zu denen unter anderem ein lebensgefhrlicher Psychopath gehrt. Derweil macht sich Michael Tolliver beim schwulen Rodeo in Reno auf die Suche nach der Liebe und hlt Brian Hawkins um Mary Anns Hand an ... "e;Ein vollendeter Entertainer, der eine ganze Generation zum Lachen gebracht hat. In der Kunst, Liebe berzeugend darzustellen, kommt Maupin Dickens gleich."e; (Times Literary Supplement)"e;Das Portrt einer Generation."e; (BR)

Tollivers Reisen

Tollivers Reisen

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Ich liebe Maupins Bucher aus demselben Grund, aus dem ich die Romane von Dickens liebe."e; (Christopher Isherwood)Band vier der "e;Stadtgeschichten"e; spielt sich wieder rund um das Haus in der Barbary Lane 28 ab. Diesmal geht es um den Hausmann Brian und seine Karriere-Ehefrau Mary Ann, denen trotz heftigster Versuche eines nicht gelingen will: ein Kind. Hilfe naht von Knigin Elisabeth II., auf Staatsbesuch in San Francisco, und von einem flotten Leutnant, der von der kniglichen Yacht desertiert. Weitere Assistenz beim Kindermachen: ein trauernder schwuler Nachbar sowie eine dubiose Organisation zur Vermittlung exotischer Brute. "e;Ein unaufdringliches kleines Meisterwerk."e; (USA Today)"e;Ein wirklich langer Liebesbrief an das zauberhafte San Francisco."e; (New York Times Book Review)

Am Busen der Natur

Am Busen der Natur

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Es ist wie mit den Beatles: Alle scheinen die Stadtgeschichten zu mogen. Und wie sollte sich auch jemand finden, dem es nicht so geht?"e; (salon.com)Im fnften Band der Stadtgeschichten machen sich die Bewohner der Barbary Lane 28 auf in die majesttischen Redwood-Wlder nrdlich von San Francisco. Zu einem Woodstock nur fr Frauen und zu einem Mnnerlager, alles streng getrennt. Aber bald geht es frhlich drunter und drber, quer durchs Gebsch und die sexuellen Neigungen. Eine Gesellschaftskomdie ber Ehe, Freundschaft und erotische Nostalgie, voller witzig-boshafter Anekdoten und mit einer unverwstlichen Sympathie fr menschliche Schwchen. "e;Armistead Maupin schreibt farbig, khn und flieend weise, lustig, voller Liebe und Nachsicht fr die Schwchen, die wir wohl alle haben."e; (David Hockney)"e;Man gewinnt sie lieb, die Menschen aus der Barbary Lane in San Francisco. Und nichts ist schlimmer als die steigende Zahl der Seiten, die das unweigerlich nahende Ende des Romans ankndigt."e; (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung)

Schluss mit lustig

Schluss mit lustig

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

"e;Grostadtisch, witzig, traurig und ein Triumph."e; (San Francisco Chronicle)Im sechsten Band der "e;Stadtgeschichten"e; lernen wir Russel Rand kennen, Top-Designer, verheiratet und trotzdem oberschwul. Die multisexuelle Hauseigentmerin Mrs. Madrigal und ihre Tochter genieen - jede auf ihre Art - die Freuden der Liebe auf Lesbos. Wieder geht es bunt zu in der Barbary Lane 28. Aber irgendwann ist jede Party zu Ende Ich wei, dass ich nicht der Einzige bin, der bis morgens um zwei weiterlas und sich vornahm, beim nchsten Kapitel aber wirklich Schluss zu machen."e; (New York Times Book Review)"e;Eine zutiefst menschliche Geschichte, komisch, weise, melancholisch, spannend und unglaublich gut."e; (Punch)

More Tales of the City

More Tales of the City

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2013

The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgnger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of allwithout ever leaving home.

Sure of You

Sure of You

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2013

A fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Caught in the middle is their longtime friend, a gay man whose own future is even more uncertain. Wistful and compassionate, yet subversively funny, Sure of You could only come from Armistead Maupin.

Babycakes

Babycakes

Author: Armistead Maupin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2013

When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover theres more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

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