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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Asa Baber  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2003 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Asa Baber on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Baber was a life long Chicago resident.

Biographical and Professional Information

Asa Baber was a novelist, lecturer, and award wining columnist and journalist. He was a contributing editor for Playboy magazine for many years. In September 2001, Baber was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (Coincidentally, Baber shared a birthday with his hero, Lou Gehrig.) Upon making an announcement on the 2002 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Baber was elected to serve as national president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a post he held until his death.

Published Works

  • Tranquillity Base and Other Stories , Fiction International, 1979
  • The Land of a Million Elephants , Burning Cities Press, 1992
  • Naked at Gender Gap: A Man's View of the War Between the Sexes, Carol Publishing Corporation, 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tranquillity base and other stories /
ISBN: 0931362016. OCLC Number:

Fiction International,. Canton, N.Y. :. ©1979.

The land of a million elephants /
ISBN: 0962852422. OCLC Number:

Burning Cities Press,. Chevy Chase, MD :. [1992]

Naked at gender gap :
ISBN: 1559721146. OCLC Number:

Carol Pub. Group,. New York, N.Y. :. ©1992.