Speak out.So many times, so little time? Audiotapes make great gifts for you or for the bookworms in your life. But where to begin? First choices in fiction include Armistead Maupin's San Francisco-set multivolume Tales of the City series, produced by HarperCollins ($16-$18 each volume); Clive Barker's epic Galilee Galilee (găl`ĭlē), region, N Israel, roughly the portion north of the plain of Esdraelon. Galilee was the chief scene of the ministry of Jesus. , also from HarperCollins ($25); B&B Audio's hot new take on Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Valley of the Dolls
portrays self-destruction of drug addicted starlets. [Am. Lit.: Valley of the Dolls]
See : Drug Addiction ($29.95); and Brilliance Corporation's Bookcassette unabridged recording of Dorothy Allison's Cavedweller ($28.95). Interesting Random House titles include Jane Hamilton's The Short History of a Prince ($24) and Anne Rice's the Vampire vampire, in folklore, animated corpse that sucks the blood of humans. Belief in vampires has existed from the earliest times and has given rise to an amalgam of legends and superstitions. Chronicles ($39.95). * If nonfiction is your preference, check out Victoria Starr's audiovideo k.d. land: All You Get Is Me (B&B, $16.95). In the memoirs mem·oir
1. An account of the personal experiences of an author.
2. An autobiography. Often used in the plural.
3. A biography or biographical sketch.
4. department, National Public Radio commentator Marion Winik weighs in with how she helped her gay AIDS-stricken--husband and father of her children--Tony Heubach, die in First Comes Love (Random House, $18); Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp (November 25 1908 – November 21 1999), born Denis Charles Pratt offers The Naked Civil Servant (Penguin, $16.95); and Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft shares deep, dark secrets in Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir (Simon and Schuster, $25). * Comedy recordings make great holiday gifts, and Uproar Entertainment amuses with three offerings: Comedy You Can Dance To by Kate Clinton Kate Clinton has been an American comedian for over 25 years, specializing in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view. She was born in Buffalo, New York. Comic career ; Human Beings: What a Concept by Karen Williams; and The Gay Comedy Jam "Freedom Tour" Live! with Scott Kennedy, Kevin Maye, and Bob Smith. All are available on CD ($15.98). * Last but not least, romantics will get a special kick out of Dove Audio's The Poetry of Wait Whitman ($13).