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recreated an entire sub-society
on July 7, 2012
I lived in San Francisco many different times beginning in 1966--for several years each time. Lived all over the city, and for the final few years SoMa. Though I was not involved in the leather scene, I did the Haight/hippie number, returned later to come out as gay, still later as a student, working man, etc. The author recreated the feelings and experiences I had all through the Bay Area, which I left in 2000 for probably the final time. Sweet and sad and painful memories, but rarely a dull week went by. It was a magic place. Very accurate account of how much the city itself changed during those years, how we helped change it in the early years, and how it left us fewer spaces to live later on--with increasing crime, threats, and rents. A well-told tale that will help refresh my memories for years to come, no doubt.