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Asa Baber

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2003 in Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Baber was a life long Chicago resident.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Asa Baber on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Naked at gender gap :
ISBN: 1559721146 OCLC: 25507841

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

The land of a million elephants /
ISBN: 0962852422 OCLC: 26955795

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

  Tranquillity base and other stories /
ISBN: 0931362016 OCLC: 5991067

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