- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Birch Lane Pr; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1559722460
- ISBN-13: 978-1559722469
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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San Francisco Confidential: Tales of Scandal and Excess from the Town That's Seen Everything Hardcover – September 1, 1995
From Publishers Weekly
Readers familiar with San Francisco will recognize the usual suspects and "only in SF" buzzwords in this work by Mungo (Palm Springs Babylon, St. Martin's, 1993): Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jim Jones, Haight-Ashbury, AIDS, the Grateful Dead, to name a few. Other northern California locations are included if deemed saucy enough; there are chapters on Berkeley politics and Mayor Clint Eastwood of Carmel. No chapter is longer than three pages, and all are heavy on gossip and innuendo rather than fact, which contributes to the caricature of San Francisco as a naughty theme park rather than a real, living city. Readers of Herb Caen, longtime columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, can tell the difference between his graceful, affectionate satire and this heavyhanded catalog of eccentricity. Not recommended.?Mary Ann Parker, California Dept. of Water Resources Law Lib., Sacramento
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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