Author of the Beach Reading
mystery series, and co-producer of the popular San Francisco AIDS benefit variety show, “Men Behind Bars: The Bartenders' Folly,” local author Mark Abramson
shares his first major work of non-fiction, For My Brothers
. Reflecting on his years as a bartender on Castro Street, Haight Street, and South of Market during the worst years of the AIDS crisis, roughly from 1984 to 1996, For My Brothers
is filled with true stories of encounters with Connie Francis, Johnnie Ray, and Christine Jorgensen, plus friendships with Al Parker, John Preston, and Sylvester and dozens of lesser known characters who deserve to be remembered.