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Mark Abramson for "Minnesota Boy"

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Join us in the store for a reading and conversation with Mark Abramson to celebrate his new memoir, "Minnesota Boy." Book signing to follow! 

From the author: 
“I think you should write a book about that trip you took to Europe when you were right out of high school, playing your saxophone with that band, you know?” It started out with that phone call from my mother on her death bed, or so she thought. It turned into a longer story about college, being different, trying to fit in, and slowly coming out, in more ways than one. Then it turned into a story about love and longing and finally leaving Minnesota for San Francisco. This didn’t exactly turn out to be the book my mother wanted me to write. If she were here to read it, she would say she was embarrassed because it was so dirty. I would tell her she was not the target audience and we would both have a laugh. I think she would still be proud of me and tell me, “Keep on writing, especially after I’m gone.” And I would promise her that I will.

About the author:
Born and raised a Minnesota farm-boy, Mark Abramson has lived in San Francisco so long he’s a native. Not only did he survive the worst of the AIDS years in California, but also the Reagan era AND both Bush administrations. In addition to the "Beach Reading" series, Mark has also written several nonfiction memoirs recounting true tales from the great mecca before AIDS-including adventures with old friends such as John Preston, Rita Rockett, Randy Shilts and Al Parker.

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