What I’m Reading: “Tales of the City” by Armistead Maupin

I pulled a thicker selection from the shelf this time.  I’ve wanted to read Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City for a while.  It’s regarded as a work of some importance when it comes to 20th century pop lit, not only because of its frank depiction of counter-culture in 1970s San Francisco, but for the contemporary themes and issues it focused on, as well as the controversial and ground-breaking television adaptation it inspired.  I also think it will be an interesting read because it originally appeared in serialized format in San Francisco’s Chronicle.  Does this mean Maupin is the 20th century’s Dickens?  I’ll let you know what I find…

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