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Logical Family

(2017)
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Logical Family: A Memoir, written and read by Armistead Maupin. Includes a 30-minute interview between Neil Gaiman and the author.

Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired." Realising that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor) and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s.

Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family", he people he could call his own. "Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us," he writes. "We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives." From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.

Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humour and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion-and inspired millions to claim their own lives.



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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-85752-351-1 / 978-0-85752-351-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-06-239122-4 / 978-0-06-239122-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-06-239125-9 / 978-0-06-239125-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 1-78416-104-7 / 978-1-78416-104-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-85752-352-X / 978-0-85752-352-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Logical Family Lib/E: A Memoir
Author(s):
ISBN: 1-5384-5493-9 / 978-1-5384-5493-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 1-5384-5495-5 / 978-1-5384-5495-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 1-5384-5494-7 / 978-1-5384-5494-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Logical Family: A Memoir
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA