Love Is the Cure

On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

By Elton John; Elton John (Read by)
(Little, Brown & Company, Compact Disc, 9781619690394)

Publication Date: July 17, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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Description

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.




About the Author

Sir Elton John is one of the most esteemed, beloved, and best-selling songwriters, performers, and recording artists in history. His hits include Gold and Platinum classics "Tiny Dancer," "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel," "I'm Still Standing," and dozens more, and his single "Candle in the Wind 1997," a tribute to his friend Princess Diana, is the best-selling single in Billboard history.




NPR
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012

Elton John spent the 1980s watching loved ones die from HIV and AIDS. Then he met Ryan White, a young hemophiliac shunned after he contracted HIV. White's struggle and death marked a turning point for John, who has since grown into a vocal advocate for AIDS research, prevention and treatment. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012

The musician describes his life in the '80s as a "drug-fueled haze," but he says he turned it all around after meeting Ryan White, a teenager who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. In Love Is the Cure, John recounts his journey from substance abuse to AIDS advocacy. More at NPR.org

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