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Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke (Chronicle Prism, 176 pp, $22.95, January 2020) David Talbot—journalist, popular historian, longtime San Francisco resident, and author of Season of the Witch—has written a surprisingly vulnerable, intimate, often funny and engaging … Continue reading
(Note: I lived through Loma Prieta in 1989, which is now, incredibly, 30 years ago. The first section of this essay was written in 1999, on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake.) I’d been in San Francisco for a little over a … Continue reading
It would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday today. Enjoy a listen to his inimitable voice. He manages to bring out the poetry in Waffle House. Today is a day to remember him with love. Today would have been Anthony … Continue reading
It’s nearly the end of June, so I enrolled a few of my books in the annual Smashwords Summer/Winter sale! Although the “winter” part of the name refers to the Southern Hemisphere, it could also refer to summer in San … Continue reading
I have a new book coming out in September! It’s called Elsie Street and it’s a contemporary MM romance set in San Francisco. This is my third book, and although I have lived in S.F. since 1988, it’s the first … Continue reading
When I first got acquainted with the neurologist Oliver Sacks and his work, it was through Awakenings, both the book and the movie. I was a young woman then and Oliver Sacks was someone to look up to. He also … Continue reading
Just a note to say that my 14,000 -word memoir, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” is on pre-order right now at Amazon and will be released September 21! I wrote this memoir about two years after a devastating breakup with … Continue reading