Love Is the Cure On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

ISBN-10: 0316219916
ISBN-13: 9780316219914
Edition: N/A
Authors: Elton John
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Description: In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis.Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide.Love Is The Cureis 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.Elton writes, "This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer-and help to change-by writing this book."Sales ofLove Is the Curebenefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Foreword
Ryan
A Decade of Loss
Starting Over
Starting Up
A Crisis of Caring
Confronting Reality
The Heart of the Matter
A Great Power
A Great Responsibility
Ending Aids Forever
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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