Author of the Beach Reading mystery series, and co-producer of the popular San Francisco AIDS benefit variety show, “Men Behind Bars: The Bartenders' Folly,” local author Mark Abramson shares his first major work of non-fiction, For My Brothers. Reflecting on his years as a bartender on Castro Street, Haight Street, and South of Market during the worst years of the AIDS crisis, roughly from 1984 to 1996, For My Brothers is filled with true stories of encounters with Connie Francis, Johnnie Ray, and Christine Jorgensen, plus friendships with Al Parker, John Preston, and Sylvester and dozens of lesser known characters who deserve to be remembered.
Location: Books Inc. Street: 2275 Market St City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Thursday, January 7th, 2009 7:00 PM Books Inc. 2275 Market St. @ Noe San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 864-6777 Books Inc. Castro is proud to present local author Mark Abramson. Mark will be reading from the third installment of his beach reading series, “Russian River Rat”. Tim Snow is sure he's finally found the perfect man, a handsome guy with a successful greenhouse business by the Russian River. With his beloved Aunt Ruth now moved to San Francisco, his life should be worry-free. But San Francisco Chronicle's best-selling author Mark Abramson can't stop with telling lively mysteries--Tim starts having troubling dreams; a drowned body haunts his boyfriend, who may be less than perfect; and there are men from both their pasts who might be deadly. Mark Abramson was a midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine, Mouth of the Dragon and more recently in Lethe Press’ acclaimed anthology Charmed Lives, gay spirit in storytelling. (booksinccastroevents)… (more)
Local author Mark Abramson will be stopping by to read from his acclaimed novel, "Beach Reading" Gay tourists are arriving in San Francisco by the planeload for the party of the decade at the Moscone Center, a tribute to a late disco star. On the same night as the dance festival, a infamous evangelist plans to bring his nationwide crusade against gay rights to the Civic Auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow finds himself caught in the middle when his activist friends plan a protest. For Tim, the fun-and the intrigue-are about to begin. Beach Reading is equal parts mystery and romantic comedy set in romantic San Francisco with a taste for adventure, a touch of magic. About the author: Mark Abramson was a Midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine, Mouth of the Dragon and more recently in Lethe Press' acclaimed anthology Charmed Lives, gay spirit in storytelling. * * * Books Inc. is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.'s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt, renamed and became Books Inc., as we know it today, in 1946. Today, with 10 Stores and 200 employees, Books Inc. serves as a shining example that independent bookselling can survive and prosper, even if we must dance among the elephants. This Event is Free at Books Inc. 2275 Market St., San Francisco 94114 For Questions:415.864.6777 or on the web at http://www.booksinc.net and http://www.myspace.com/booksinccastro(amadeus06)… (more)