Monday, December 31, 2018

Ep 2 - Bill Konigsberg & Tales of the City


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Life-Changing Book

by Armistead Maupin
Tales of the City 
by Armistead Maupin

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Bill Konigsberg is an award-winning author who lives just outside of Phoenix. He lives with his husband, Chuck, and their two Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford, who complete them. Bill has four published books and has a fifth on the way: Out of the Pocket, his 2008 debut, won the Lambda Literary Award. Openly Straight won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. The Porcupine of Truth won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Stonewall Book Award. Honestly Ben, the sequel to Openly Straight, was released in 2017 and received three starred reviews. In January of 2019, The Music of What Happens will be released. He can be found at
Instagram: @bkonigsberg Twitter: @BillKonigsberg

The Music of What Happens
by Bill Konigsberg

Aerio Ingram Spark
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Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop
Wikipedia: Armistead Maupin (Zodiac Reference
Video: Armistead Maupin on Inspector Dave Toschi & Zodiac Case

Tales of the City Miniseries

Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Rabbit & Robot Andrew Smith
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Plus the early book cover from when Bill found the book.
Tales of the City (Early Cover)
by Armistead Maupin

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  1. I loved this episode! I stopped listening about half-way through to avoid spoilers, but thank you for this book idea, I've never read it and you made it sound very appealing. I'm looking forward to starting the series. The statement "there are a lot of books in the world" really resonated with me cuz there are so many classics that I haven't yet read, so that is validating. :) I'm still amazed by creative writers, I don't know how you do it. I'm trained to write well in my profession (technical) but still don't get how authors come up with these creative, great, detailed and nuanced stories! To me it seems like creating a painting or some other sort of art, where it's not a linear process, unlike academic writing. Well anyway, thanks for the book idea!

    1. Yay! Glad you're intrigued by the series. Can't wait for you to go back and listen after. I think for many of us, it isn't linear.