Armistead Maupin

1944 - Today

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Armistead Maupin has received more than 1,152,530 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Armistead Maupin is the 6,044th most popular writer (down from 5,429th in 2019), the 9,983rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,947th in 2019) and the 750th most popular American Writer.

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  • 1.2M

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  • 43.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Tales of the City
City and town life, Ficción, Fiction
The acclaimed best-seller by the author of Significant Other, Babycakes, and Sure of You follows the experiences of Anna Madrigal, doyenne of 28 Barbary Lane. Book 1 of 9 in the Tales of the City Series.
Further Tales of the City
City and town life, Ficción, Fiction
Maybe the Moon
Literature, Entertainers, Fiction
Maybe the Moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the City series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guiness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. In a series of mordantly funny journal entries, Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles -- from her all-too-infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed. Her accomplice in the venture is her best friend, Jeff, a gay waiter who sees Cady's struggle for visibility as a natural extension of his own war against the Hollywood Closet. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the Moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen. It is a work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit from a perspective rarely found in literature.
More Tales of the City
Fiction, Lesbians, City and town life
Significant others
City and town life, Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction.
Fiction, City and town life, Phantastische Literatur

Page views of Armistead Maupins by language

Over the past year Armistead Maupin has had the most page views in the with 141,606 views, followed by French (14,927), and German (6,424). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (108.15%), Finnish (45.61%), and English (41.88%)


Among writers, Armistead Maupin ranks 6,044 out of 7,302Before him are Danièle Sallenave, Ravindra Kelekar, Kenneth Rexroth, Izaak Walton, Buchi Emecheta, and Crane Wilbur. After him are Su Tong, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Tony Kushner, Cyril Collard, Emmanuil Kazakevich, and Ivy Compton-Burnett.

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Among people born in 1944, Armistead Maupin ranks 635Before him are Ranulph Fiennes, Fidélis, Stoyan Yordanov, Gianni Bonichon, Anand Satyanand, and Buchi Emecheta. After him are Eddy Ottoz, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Juan Ignacio Basaguren, Akitsugu Konno, Dejan Dabović, and Ralph McTell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Armistead Maupin ranks 9,983 out of 20,380Before him are Susan Collins (1952), Diana Serra Cary (1918), Ted Stevens (1923), Michael Novak (1933), Vicki Peterson (1958), and Crane Wilbur (1886). After him are Penny Hardaway (1971), Rufus King (1755), Erin Gray (1950), Ryan White (1971), Bruce Broughton (1945), and Lauren Shuler Donner (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Armistead Maupin ranks 750Before him are Anna J. Cooper (1858), Dick Cavett (1936), Andy Weir (1972), Scott Turow (1949), Kenneth Rexroth (1905), and Crane Wilbur (1886). After him are Tony Kushner (1956), Gustav Hasford (1947), Stephen R. Donaldson (1947), Charles Brackett (1892), John Perry Barlow (1947), and David Simon (1960).