There's so much more to The City than the tourist guides. While San Francisco hums with energy
and dabbles in brilliance, for the poor and the artistic, life can still be a struggle. And yet, it's the
place we love in spite of the challenges, as these authors will attest.
Angi Brzycki is a Bernal Heights resident and non-practicing librarian converted into an artist/writer. Her book Love Letter began as a project in which she typed a love letter,
made 100 copies and inserted them in the SF Weekly on Wednesdays
John Goins has worked as a dishwasher, library clerk, gardener, English teacher in Istanbul, telephone solicitor, phlebotomist, and lab assistant. He also wrote briefly for the newspaper Central City Extra. A Portrait in the Tenderloin is his first novel.
Gary Kamiya is author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. He was a co-founder of Salon.com, with David Talbot. He is currently executive editor of San Francisco magazine and writes a weekly history column for the San Francisco Chronicle, “Portals of the Past.”
Country rock bass player/vocalist/band leader Carol Newman has made music with Tex Williams, Dave Dudley, members of the Byrds, and Kris Kristofferson’s band. She spent the last ten years writing her memoir Radical Feminist in a Topless Band