The Brits Love ‘Tales Of The City’

Tales of the City book cover

If you are gay and have not read Armistead Maupin‘s Tales of the City books, you must do it right now. Go to Barnes & Noble on your lunch break and buy the whole series of six books, and read until you’re finished.

The characters of the books, including gay Michael Tolliver, naive Mary-Ann Singleton, and the wise Mrs. Madrigal have been beloved of gay Americans since the stories made their first appearance as a serial in two different San Francisco newspapers in the late 70s. Over the years they have crossed the pond and bewitched British readers as well, according to a new public poll that named Tales of the City as Britain’s favorite gay novel.

We also recommend the mini-series based on the books starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney, who are both superb.

Tales of the City ‘best gay read’ [BBC]