BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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The Case of the Missing Blog Posts — Blame It on a Mischievous Software Glitsch

Among the missing blog posts: Metal poles at a construction site to illustrate that BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com will be under construction for a few days. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Oops. Six missing blog posts! My apologies to subscribers who didn’t get my June and July updates. Blame it on the ongoing website construction.  Read more.

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For One Night I Was Important Again. Thank You Armistead Maupin

I was important at the cast party for "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, San Francisco, June 15, 2017. Barbara Falconer Newhall and Jonathan Groff of TV show "Looking." Photo by Jon Newhall

At a party for “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” I discovered I was important enough to score quality time with the likes of actor Jonathan Groff. Read more.

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I Landed a Bit Part in a Real Movie — Thank You, Armistead Maupin

The crew of a documentary about Armistead Maupin crowded into the writing studio of author Barbara Falconer Newhall: assistant Val Castro, sound recordist Mark Whelan, make-up Joel King, director Jennifer Kroot, cinematographer Shane King. Photo by Barbara Newhall

For her documentary about Armistead Maupin, Jennifer Kroot needed to interview someone who could tell tales about the birth of “Tales of the City.” Read more.

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Armistead Maupin: The Man Who Wrote the Quintessential San Francisco Novel — On a Newspaper Deadline

Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin reads from "The Days of Ana Madrigal" at Book Passage, SF Ferry Building

Army’s assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning and produce seven hundred words, give or take. The challenging part was this: Unlike most newspaper journalists, Army did not sit down to his Selectric typewriter fortified with a fat notebook of stats and quotes. Army’s job was not to report the news. It was to make it up. Read more.

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