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by Robert Julian

eBook Postcards from Palm Springs ePub
Author: Robert Julian
Language: English
ISBN: 1430322845
ISBN13: 978-1430322849
Publisher: Lulu.com; First Edition edition (November 29, 2007)
Pages: 237
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 325
Formats: lrf mbr lrf docx
ePub file: 1933 kb
Fb2 file: 1446 kb

Postcards from Palm Springs is the underground phenomenon that is doing for this California desert community .

Postcards from Palm Springs is the underground phenomenon that is doing for this California desert community what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah. As a long-time resident of Palm Springs (twenty-two years) I was tickled and amused by Robert Julian's dead-on observations about our wonderfully preposterous desert paradise. I'll not deny feeling a slightly naughty glee as Mr. Julian skillfully applied his verbal scalpel to numerous familiar targets.

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Postcards from Palm Springs. By Robert Julian, author page · Updated about 7 years ago. My life in three volumes.

Postcards from Palm Springs" is the underground phenomenon that is doing for this California desert community what "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" did for Savannah, Georgia. Author Robert Julian's sharp eye, keen wit, and strong sense of the absurd recalls the work of Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris. A funny, outrageous, and ultimately moving memoir of both person and place, "Postcards from Palm Springs" soars.

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Julia Roberts will receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, it was announced Thursday. Julia Roberts is a consummate actress with a range as vast as her talent, PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. Her ability to consistently give standout performances over the past 25 years is remarkable.

A youthful Julia Roberts stole the show at the star studded Palm Springs International Film Festival in her .

A youthful Julia Roberts stole the show at the star studded Palm Springs International Film Festival in her leopard print dress on Saturday. Leopard print with sparking embellishment on the sleeves and end of the dress ensured Roberts was the centre of attention.

"Postcards from Palm Springs" is the underground phenomenon that is doing for this California desert community what "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" did for Savannah, Georgia. Author Robert Julian's sharp eye, keen wit, and strong sense of the absurd recalls the work of Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris. A funny, outrageous, and ultimately moving memoir of both person and place, "Postcards from Palm Springs" soars.
Arilak
Advertised as a memoir of the author's experiences relocating from one gay enclave (San Francisco) to another (Palm Springs), "Postcards from Palm Springs" reads like a selection of articles or short stories about isolated experiences in the author's life (apparently, meant to put in perspective his take on later incidents in his life) as well as "tell-all"-type passages about working an an TV/film extra, getting involved in local gay theatre, an encounter with California's well-known governor, and aspects of gay life in his adopted desert city. It would come off as very superficial and "gossipy," if not for the author's more serious takes on reconciling his feelings for his father, as well as how Palm Springs means a new beginning for him and many other gay men of his (50's-70's) generation, who left behind memories of so many friends lost to AIDS in the 1980's and early 1990's.

Well written and interesting, especially to those with at least a passing familiarity with Palm Springs, for the events portrayed as well as for the perspective by an age group not often heard from in gay society. I give the book four stars out of five.
Kelerius
Loved this book. As a frequent visitor to Palm Springs I actually recognized some of "characters" Robert writes about...
Xanzay
Postcards was a very quick read. Enjoyable and entertaining with some uncomfortable moments. The writer seems to have very strong opinions about folks that are overweight and usually refers to them as "morbidly obese". He also trashes other folks and given this is a "Memoir", it is uncomfortable to read those passages about real people. I did notice the book editing was not the best and there were a few repeated words etc. Overall, very enjoyable book.
Rainpick
I live in Palm Springs and experience a lot of what Julian has mentioned in his book. This place is outrageous. The book is soooooo true. I could ad even more chapters. The book is written in a manner that will make you smile and not want to put the thing down. For those out-of-own gay people, considering coming here to visit, or live, it is definitely a good read.
Ynneig
I am a part time resident of Coachella Valley and enjoyed reading about many of the places that I enjoy visiting. I would recommend this book to anyone gay or straight.
SiIеnt
This book is enough to keep people from coming to Palm Springs. The book looks at a group of superficial people and not the community as a whole. I found the gay and the straight community in Palm Springs to be very different from the author. I found many kind, caring, interesting people. I guess the difference is where you look to meet people.
Juce
This book is great. Anyone who has spent much time in Palm Springs will immediately recognize the locations and characters the author describes. I laughed out loud when Julian compared the oh-so-pretentious Parker Meridien hotel to an estate sale. Brilliant, dead-on, bitchy, and fun!
I just finished reading "Postcards" (in one sitting, I couldn't put it down even after my vision went double) and I must say that I found it a most perceptive and entertaining romp.

As a long-time resident of Palm Springs (twenty-two years) I was tickled and amused by Robert Julian's dead-on observations about our wonderfully preposterous desert paradise. I'll not deny feeling a slightly naughty glee as Mr. Julian skillfully applied his verbal scalpel to numerous familiar targets. His depictions of the gym (where I'm a member), the governor's insane campaign visit, and especially Bingo Night at the Tool Shed all had me laughing like a fool. The author's unabashedly arch writing style perfectly suits the subject matter; although, when describing somber events such as the death of his father and the AIDS crisis, he successfully shifts into an undeniably honest and heartfelt narrative mode that gives the book balance and depth.

It's my understanding that Mr. Julian is working on a sequel to "Postcards from Palm Springs." I very much look forward to reading it, albeit with the fervent hope that I don't ever end up in his crosshairs. That would not be fun!
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