Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Outlines : Armistead Maupin Paperback – 13 May 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
£91.80 £20.86
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Amazon Original Books on Sale
Browse a selection of over 160+ Kindle Books currently on sale from 99p. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Absolute Press (13 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189979137X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899791378
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,140,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From the Publisher

A portrait of the most popular gay novelist of them all.
Some Press Coverage from Patrick Gale's wonderful Biography.

This biography of Armistead Maupin is a brief guide of his life to date. It ranges from his upbringing in a family dominated by a strong southern patriarch, to the source of his inspiration for his characters, to his exposure to celebrity as one of the first out public figures and his battle with the closet in all its forms, particulary in Hollywood.

Stephen Place Gay Community News Nov 99

Patrick Gale is not only a fan but a friend of Armistead Maupin. This is an intimate book, yet Gale manages to strike an even balance between personal details and biographical facts; the two writers’ friendship enhances the story rather than getting messily in the way. Patrick Gale also writes warmly about Maupin’s long-time friendship with Terry Anderson and presents a loving portrait of a rather remarkable fellow writer.

Gary Pulsifer Gay Times Sep 99

Whether you are a hard-core Tales of the City fan or just someone casually interested in the life of one of the gay community’s most colourful celebrities, you will be delighted with this new literary portrait of writer Armistead Maupin. Most of the material was taken from 10 days of conversations with Maupin which Gale recorded on a recent visit to San Francisco. The book’s conversational style is perfect for its deliciously gossipy content.

Lifestyles (books)Dallas Voice. 27.08.99

This is a wonderful biography of the man by Englishman Patrick Gale, who is himself a popular gay author and a close friend of Armistead Maupin. Maupin’s sex-life, his lover’s battle with AIDS, his frienships with Andy Warhol, Christopher Isherwood and David Hockney make this book a breathtaking study of a reamrkable life.

Mel Pick Time Out

From the Back Cover

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City grew from a small San Franciscan phenomenon into a six volume novel sequence that spawned two television miniseries and a benign global cult kept alive by an army of fiercely obsessive fans. As well as writing subsequent novels, Maybe the Moon and the forthoming The Night Listener, Maupin has become a generous champion of gay rights, accepting that what began as an entertainment for local readers has changed people's lives across the world. Thrown into gay politics when the Rock Hudson AIDS story first broke, by commiting one of the first acts of outing before the activity was even a verb, he has gone on to challenge mainstream thinking on subjects as diverse as drugs, dwarfs and gay teenagers.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 2 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

29 October 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
16 July 1999
Format: Paperback
Comment| 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 10 reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsIf You're A Fan of Armistead Maupin...
21 June 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
18 July 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsTerrific
30 July 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Judith Sanderson
4.0 out of 5 starsA history
27 May 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
James E. Riffe
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
25 June 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?