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Celebrating San Francisco Through the Pages


San Francisco Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub, founders of the Chronicle’s Total SF, are celebrating San Francisco through the pages with the Total SF Book Club. Together we will curate a quarterly event with local authors and books celebrating San Francisco. They’ll include a wide array of genres – fiction, nonfiction, history, YA and even graphic novels – focused on the city they love. Follow their Total SF podcast to hear upcoming episodes featuring interviews with the authors.

Total SF, explores and celebrates the wonder and whimsy of San Francisco, with the Total SF podcast, events, spotlights on small business and more adventures.

August features Daniel Handler and Gary Kamiya talking about The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco, a wonderful collection of essays about the pros and cons of sticking it out in San Francisco, written by luminaries including Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Tea, Beth Lisick and more.

TOTAL SF Book Club with Daniel Handler and Gary Kamiya, The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving and (Sometimes) Leaving San Francisco– Aug. 24, 7 p.m.

Upcoming Total SF author events: Bonnie Tsui’s Why We Swim in November 2021, and Charlie Jane Anders in February 2022. 

Watch this space for more Total SF book club events to come.