Maybe the Moon

Maybe the Moon

US first edition cover
Author Armistead Maupin
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Published 1992
Publisher HarperCollins
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 307
ISBN 0-06-016552-9

Maybe the Moon is a 1992 novel written by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin.

The story Maupin describes as 'partly autobiographical', despite the main character being a female heterosexual Jewish dwarf. The character was also based on his friend Tamara De Treaux, who was the actor for E.T.[1][2]

Former tennis player Jim Courier read this book during a changeover.[3]

According to Maupin's website, Maybe the Moon may have been the last book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ever read. Daryl Hannah who, at the time, was dating Jackie's son John Kennedy, Jr., had optioned the book to produce a film version. She asked Jackie to read the book and give her an opinion.


  1. Behind the scenes: THE OUTSIDER - San Francisco Focus Magazine, October 1992. Interview with Maupin about his friendship with Tamara De Treaux.
  2. "Reviews of ''Maybe the Moon'' and synopsis". 2006-03-04. Archived from the original on March 4, 2006. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  3. Clarey, Christopher (November 19, 1993), "Courier's Novel Approach Has Its Faults : What's the Story, Jim?", International Herald Tribune

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