Armistead Maupin
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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 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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    • Tales of the City

    • Tales of the City, Book 1
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,039
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 935
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 936

    For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sparkling, Witty and Touching!

    • By Nancy J on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Logical Family

    • A Memoir
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the best-selling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOGICAL Love!

    • By Tod T on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • More Tales of the City

    • Tales of the City, Book 2
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Real City Life Captured by Maupin

    • By Scott on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Days of Anna Madrigal

    • A Novel (Tales of the City)
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Suspenseful, comic, and profoundly moving, the latest novel in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series follows one of modern literature's most beloved and indelible characters - Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her complicated past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Life In Review

    • By Keith on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Mary Ann in Autumn

    • A Tales of the City Novel
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a television career in New York....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He Has Done It Again!

    • By Keith on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Significant Others

    • Tales of the City, Book 5
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Tranquility reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class....

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Babycakes

    • Tales of the City, Book 4
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maupin's 4th "Tales" Book with a Male Narrator

    • By Scott on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Sure of You

    • Tales of the City, Book 6
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Eric McCormack
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • worst narrator ever!!!

    • By Patrick Yanez on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Michael Tolliver Lives

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy epilogue to Tales

    • By Everett Leiter on 07-21-07

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Maybe the Moon

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where, as she says, "you can die of encouragement"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • short but good

    • By Charlene on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $17.10

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