This year's fall reading list comes to you courtesy of some mighty Bay Area pen-wielders, including a few who are making magic of the memoir.
Step inside the one-track dirty mind of a teenage boy with Daniel Handler; empathize with the childhood trauma of Amy Tan; find your "logical family" with Armistead Maupin; go through cancer with Joyce Maynard; and let Dave Eggers tell your kids the real story of the Statue of Liberty.
You've got a lot of reading to do.
Daniel Handler's All the Dirty Parts (Bloomsbury UK) penetrates the sex-crazed minds of teenage boys. See Handler live, in conversation with Peggy Orenstein, at Nourse Theater on October 2nd (tickets at cityarts.net).