Logical Family: A Memoir
by Armistead Maupin
In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer
“Wise, witty, and beautifully told.”— People, Book of the Week
Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us. We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives.
With humor and unflinching honesty, Maupin brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and indelible as the vivid men and women who populate his novels. Logical Family offers an unforgettable portrait of the man who chronicled 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.
Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, and The Night Listener. He was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters degree by the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.
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