Love is the Cure – another recommendation by Lisa

What a powerful book. Lisa is currently reading Love is the Cure – On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS by Elton John. Love Is The Cure is Elton’s personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life — and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Has anyone read this yet? Did you learn something you didn’t know before? Do you feel as if your views on this subject have changed by reading this text?

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One thought on “Love is the Cure – another recommendation by Lisa

  1. This is an amazingly powerful book. I was in my late teens/ early 20’s when the AIDS epidemic first began in the early to mid 1980’s. All these years later I’d forgotten the irrational fears surrounding this illness and the shameful way in which those afflicted were treated. Today it is a chronic manageable illness much like diabetes or depression. I’d forgotten what a quick and terrible death sentence this illness used to be. It is sobering to read the history and to be reminded with the perspective of 30 years.

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