Love Is the Cure
Love Is the Cure
On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS
Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316219914, 242pp.
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
A deeply personal account of Elton John's life during the era of AIDS and an inspiring call to action.
In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. He befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection. 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. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure includes stories of Elton's close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"You will walk away with a newfound respect for Elton as a sensitive, single-minded artist....Love is the Cure is strong medicine, and Elton is an inspiration."--Joan Rivers
-Beverly Hills Courier
"Heartbreaking...worth checking out for its noble goal: a resounding message of hope."--The Miami Herald
"This inspirational cri de coeur is sure to encourage those in the trenches and compel those on the sidelines to get involved."--Publishers Weekly
"An impassioned plea for understanding and a good layman's guide to the current state of the AIDS crisis."--Kirkus Reviews