AutoBioDiversity: True Stories from ZYZZYVA

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Howard Junker
Heyday Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. AUTOBIODIVERSITY is an anthology of the best first-person narratives that have appeared in ZYZZYVA over the last 20 years, as selected by its editor, Howard Junker. Inside, Judith Barrington examines lesbian stereotypes and mentions how she once got ditched for being a "soft butch." Kevin Bentley survives the AIDS plage but grows older with some sadness. Victor Davis Hanson resists encroachment on his family farm in the Central Valley. Glenn Kurtz sits down to practice, practice, practice on his classical guitar. Carolyn Lau negotiates being Hawaiian Chinese. Tsering Wangmo Dhompa visits family in Tibet. Yvonne Martinez stands up to the bosses as a labor leader, and more. Howard Junker founded ZYZZYVA in 1985. This is the fifth anothology he has edited from its pages.

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Howard Junker is the founding editor of ZYZZYVA. The editor of three previous books, he has contributed to Newsweek, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and other major magazines. Junker lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

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