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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tim Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1961 in Rockford, Il

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Illinois Connection

Tim was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated summa cum lalude from Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tim taught at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1986-96; and at Columbia College in Chicago. A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city's literary scene as a writer, performer and publisher of the poetry zine Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003. He currently earns his living as a writer at Bloomberg.

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Deconstruction acres /
ISBN: 1886625034. OCLC Number: 37489088

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Second acts
ISBN: 9781928589518. OCLC Number: 694455086

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Walking man :
ISBN: 0978984706. OCLC Number: 270228422

Bronx River Press,. .

"From the same metafictional universe as the films Best in Show and This is Spinal Tap, Walking Man documents the life and times of Brian Walker, publisher of the zine Walking Man. Through a fateful encounter between his foot and a yuppie's BMW, Brian becomes the most famous zine publisher in America and a rabid defender of pedestrian rights. Meanwhile, he must juggle the ambitions of his sexy actress girlfriend with his soaring celebrity. Written in the tradition of the scandalous tell-all biography, Walking Man satirizes so-called "alternative" culture while it fondly recollects the 80s and 90s zine scene."--Publisher description.