Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Growing up in '70s San Francisco, With an Openly Gay Dad

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Amber Davis Tourlentes/W.W. Norton & Co.
Alysia Abbott
Amber Davis Tourlentes/W.W. Norton & Co.
Alysia Abbott

When Alysia Abbott was two years old, her mother died in a car crash and her father, a poet and gay rights activist, moved her to San Francisco. Abbot's book "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father" explores her experiences growing up with an openly gay parent during the tumultuous 1970s in San Francisco. It's a world of artists, activists, drag queens, drugs and eventually, AIDS.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Alysia Abbott, journalist and author of "Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father"

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