Armistead

Jun. 25th, 2012 08:55 pm
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Ron & I went to an Armistead Maupin reading on Saturday night. He was fresh in town after hitting Winnemucca to do some research for his forthcoming "final" (when have we heard THAT before...?) Tales of the City novel.

So, he read a chapter from the work in progress. Hilarious.

At the suggestion of the sponsors of the event, they auctioned off the print-out he read. I managed to be the high bidder. I can't wait till the book comes out, and compare the work-in-progress version to the final version.

During the Q&A, I asked "Your characters seem so real & vivid, it's hard not to think of them as being based on real people. So, who is the "real" Mary Ann, and what did she do to piss you off?"

Armistead explained that he thinks of Mary Ann as embodying elements of himself that he's not particularly proud of, so, really, she's him. It was not what I was expecting to hear, but it made a lot of sense.

It was a wonderful evening.
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