Maupin's alternately playful and sentimental tales depict an all-too-easily satirized population of transients and toffs living in and around San Francisco. (Jan.)
"A consummate entertainer who has made a generation laugh...It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly." -- Edmund White, "Times Literary Supplement" "An enormously talented writer--witty but always sympathetic, generous in showing us the secrets of his heart...By writing about what's seemingly different Armistead Maupin always manages to capture what's so hilariously painfully true for all of us." -- "Amy Tan"