Julian, Robert. "But the Show Went On", Lulu Books, 2009.
To be a good writer, a person must have an idea, a way to say and a way to come back at his readers. Robert Julian does exactly that as we see in his 17 essays that comprise "But the Show Went On'. There are also interviews and feature stories taken from the San Francisco Sentinel from over 25 years ago and he ties everything together with a back-story. We especially feel the horror of the AIDS epidemic and realize how much all of us were touched by it. This is a wonderful look at a time that was and makes us remember all too much about it.
What did you think of this review?
Fun to Read
About the reviewer
Amos Lassen (amoslassen)
I am an academic who reivews movies and books of interest to the GLBT and Jewish communities. I came to Arkansas after having been relocated here due to Hurricane Katrina. I was living in … more
Consider the Source
Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.
In BUT THE SHOW WENT ON, (the prequel to his best-selling memoir, POSTCARDS FROM PALM SPRINGS) author Robert Julian revisits 17 essays, interviews, and feature stories he created for the San Francisco Sentinel over 20 years ago. Each entry is illuminated by a new backstory that provides a perspective only made possible by the passage of time. With the same take-no-prisoners attitude that propelled thousands of readers through POSTCARDS FROM PALM SPRINGS in one sitting, Robert Julian once again establishes the value of a smart mouth, sharp eye, and snappy rejoinder.