8.01.2011

Celebrating the Re-Publication of Bruce Boone's The Truth About Ted!

Dear Readers---Lucky You! Now, thanks to Steve Orth and Lindsey Bolt of Summer BF Press, you too can have your very own copy of Bruce Boone's The Truth About Ted, complete with a new cover by Colter Jacobsen. You can buy a copy from them, here.


photos courtesy of Gerard Koskovich

On Friday, July 29th, a crowd of Bay Area writers and Bruce Boone enthusiasts gathered in an elegant historic home on Guerrero Street as we fêted Bruce and he read the entirety of The Truth About Ted, a new narrative text originally published in 1984 by exempli gratia of Berkeley.





I am a big fan of this slender but significant text. Years ago when I worked at Meyer Boswell Books on Mission Street, I was lucky enough to stumble upon an original copy at the very cool store next door, Bolerium Books. Thank you Bolerium Books!  The Truth About Ted performs a multitude of storytellings, desires, interpretations, readings and misreadings. It is poignant, smart, and funny. If  you are interested, you can read a short critical piece on it here.


Thanks to Bruce's friend Gerard Koskovich (about whom you can find out more here), you can watch this short video of Bruce reading.




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Congratulations Bruce and thank you Lindsey and Steve.

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