Someone Was Here

Someone Was Here Amidst the political medical and statistical aspects of AIDS are the human beings whose lives are being taken Gay novelist Whit himself diagnosed with AIDS returns to his journalistic roots to doc

  • Title: Someone Was Here
  • Author: George Whitmore
  • ISBN: 9780452262379
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Someone Was Here

    Amidst the political, medical, and statistical aspects of AIDS are the human beings whose lives are being taken Gay novelist Whit, himself diagnosed with AIDS, returns to his journalistic roots to document the tragedy on an intimate level He presents dramatized profiles based on interviews Jim Sharp, his lover Dennis, and his buddy Edward in Greenwich Village MikeAmidst the political, medical, and statistical aspects of AIDS are the human beings whose lives are being taken Gay novelist Whit, himself diagnosed with AIDS, returns to his journalistic roots to document the tragedy on an intimate level He presents dramatized profiles based on interviews Jim Sharp, his lover Dennis, and his buddy Edward in Greenwich Village Mike Rocha reunited with his mother Nellie in Greeley, Colorado and Jimmy Sanchez, nursed by Carmen Baez at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx The result is something like snapshots taken from a speeding train than a panoramic essay This is an admirable, personal attempt at bringing the abstract horrors of the epidemic to an inescapable reality.

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    1. Jill Meyer

      George Whitmore was a New York City-based author who wrote on contemporary issues. He was gay and he died of AIDS in 1989 at the age of 43. This was the time when the AIDS diagnosis was an almost-certain death sentence. It would be a few years, yet, until medical advances made the disease treatable. (For an outstanding look at how these advances were made, read David France's excellent book, "How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS".)But George Whitmore - [...]

    2. Chris N

      This is a book about AIDS and is snapshots of real stories taken from interviews that the writer conducted. These stories take place between 1983 to 1987 at the height of the epidemic. It's not an easy book to review because it is short real life stories of sufferers and their family and loved ones. it's full of heartbreak, love and forgiveness the stories are hard to read. There is data in here that is, due to when the stories were written, out of date and pretty irrelevant to today. In saying [...]

    3. Steve Bergstrom

      A very personal account of what AIDS was to society that goes way beyond the gay community where it hit the hardest. Written in the mid to late eighties, it has the immediacy of a world that was only beginning to realize the horror that the plague would be bringing in the days and years to come.

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