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 1,023
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 921
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 922

    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

    • 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 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    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

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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

    • The Night Listener

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Few storytellers in America write with such unerring insight and honesty as Armistead Maupin...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wheels within wheels

    • By Naomi on 07-06-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Michael Tolliver Lives

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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

    • 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 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • Further Tales of the City

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal....

    Regular price: $10.26

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • 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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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

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