Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival
I intend to be among the first generation that survives this disease.' That was former "New Republic" editor Andrew Sullivan's first public statement about his HIV diagnosis. Speaking to heterosexual and homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the first steps in that journey of survival. In a memoir in the form of three essays, Sullivan asks hard questions about his own life and others'. Can the practice of friendship ever compensate for a life without love? Is sex at war or at peace with spirituality? Can faith endure the randomness of death? Is homosexuality genetic or environmental? In a work destined to be controversial, Sullivan takes on religious authorities and gay activists; talks candidly about his own promiscuity and search for love; revisits Freud in the origins of homosexuality; and makes one of the more memorable modern cases for elevating the virtue of friendship over the satisfactions of love.
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Review: Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and SurvivalUser Review - Serene Lim - Goodreads
This is by far the most successful piece of writing I have encountered in tackling the complexities of humanity. I cannot overstate the profundity of the insights I have gleaned from Sullivan's ... Read full review
Review: Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and SurvivalUser Review - Jason Logue - Goodreads
Sullivan's collection of part-memoirs and part-essays on homosexuality, surviving the AIDs epidemic, and friendship is well-written and thought provoking. Sullivan and I don't see eye to eye, but he ... Read full review
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