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The True Stories Lounge!
Make Out Room
San Francisco, CA
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The True Stories Lounge!
Dec. 2 at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF CA Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. $10 cash at the door, Seating is limited; 21 years old and over, please. Email and visit our facebook page.

Come celebrate great narrative journalism and other compelling non-fiction at The True Stories Lounge!

Our exciting lineup:

Alan Kaufman, a leader in the Spoken Word movement, is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Matches," and memoir, "Jew Boy," and editor of several "Outlaw Bibles" of literature. Kaufman will read from his just-released memoir, "Drunken Angel," (Viva Editions) a chronicle of his fall and rise from alcohol, a journey from his humble beginnings in the Bronx, to Israel, where he joined the Army, to the Lower East Side, where he joined the poetry scene, and to San Francisco, where he joined A.A.  and  found his writing voice.

Marilyn Pittman is a comic, radio host, UC Berkeley educator and NPR talent consultant. She emerged from the San Francisco gay comedy scene during the AIDS era and made her name as a headliner at Josie's Cabaret in San Francisco's Castro District, along with her two solo shows, "Thank You for Sharing" and "But Enough About You."  She will be performing part of her latest work,  "It's All The Rage," which explores her parents' murder-suicide in 1997.

David Talbot, CEO and founder of, is the author of the best-selling "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Assassination," about Bobby Kennedy's search for the truth about the murder, as well as a Pulp History illustrated series volume: "Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America, " about antiwar Marine Gen. Smedly Darlington Butler. Talbot is reading from his latest, to be released in May: "Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love,  about the wild and bloody birth of San Francisco values, beginning in the 1960s..

Steve Fainaru, editor-in-chief of The Bay Citizen, is a former reporter for the Washington Post, where he won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for a series on abuses committed by Blackwater and other private security contractors in Iraq. He expanded on that series for the book he will be reading from:  "Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq."

Peter Manso, author of  controversial biographies on Norman Mailer and Marlon Brando, and a juicy take on Provincetown, Mass: "P-Town:  Art, Sex and Money on the Outer Cape," will read from the true crime book that made him a target of Cape Cod law enforcement: "Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod and the Trial of Chris McCowen," in which Manso argues that police and prosecutors nabbed the wrong man in a racially charged, sensational murder.



Make Out Room
3225 - 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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