However Elton John does redeem it by juxtaposing it with his own personal story. Elton John is not a writer. The book would have been more productive if he had set aside the bitterness and tantrums and focused solely on the wisdom he has with this subject matter. Ryan's upbeat attitude caused the musician to reevaluate his life. Everyone will get access to the same necessary treatments and preventative measures and will no longer be forced to hide in shame. The missing two stars does not represent the facts or the proposed solutions in this book--they are all spot on. It is an interesting book and it is clear that Elton John passionately believes his theory of love being the ultimate cure.
Yes, Love is the Cure contains many autobiographical elements. Elton John uses references to articles in magazines and newspapers to inform where he is getting his information. We must keep on fighting. But, I was immediately determined to read it. Even if you know all the facts and figures, he has a way of presenting them and his case in such a simple and clear headed way. In many places because of this social standing, these people are considered to be deserving of their illness. We like draw your note that our site does not store the eBook itself, but we give url to the website where you can load or reading online.
About the Author Sir Elton John is one of the most esteemed, beloved, and best-selling songwriters, performers, and recording artists in history. In this book, however, I do wish he would have found more balance in his vitriol and finger pointing. This kept their overhead down and made use of existing infrastructures. During my time training to be a medical librarian, I tried to stay current with popular medical information. Why are we t doing more? Finally, I love that Elton has perhaps unintentionally found a way to expose some of the greatest flaws in our global society lack of compassion, bigotry, greed, ect. Sir Elton has every right to be proud.
He has played Madison Square Gardens more than any other performer, and he has the biggest-selling single of all time according to the Guinness Book of Records. Elton John gives us a candid look at his life full of cocaine and booze from 1974 until 1990. I feel enlightened after reading this book, as well as both moved and inspired by many of the specific and personal stories he told. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. I first chose to read this book just because it was written by Elton John a fav musician in my younger years , and I wanted to hear what he had to say. Why are we not doing more? An argument that may seem far fetched by the title is explained through striking stories about how a societies actions and lack of compassion can actually spread and keep alive something so horrible. 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.
And that was the expectation I had for this book. The fact that I could hear it in his voice made it a really neat experience for me, and took away some of the potential dullness from the parts that were just statistics. People that I am proud to call my friends. They might be fun and allow a peek inside the hidden lives of the stars but they're not usually intellectual or life changing. It all begins with his friendship with Ryan White, who transforms Elton in a deep and meaningful way. Now he has given us a deeply personal story of struggle and perseverance in the fight against this terrible disease.
Sir Elton deserves a tremendous amount of credit and honor for his own personal honesty as well as his tireless efforts to step in and affect so many millions of lives for the better. Elton John is one of the most esteemed, beloved and best-selling songwriters, performers and recording artists in history. This book is not for you. As he details ad nauseam, he's angry rightfully at how many people suffered and died needlessly because of the stigma attached to this particular epidemic, and how that stigma caused foot dragging and lack of responsiveness from the outset. An eye-opening look at the battle that while not as talked about as it once was, is still being fought to this day. Elton John has received numerous Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for The Lion King and Tony Awards for The Lion King and Aida and Billy Elliot. I would have enjoyed this book a lot more had it not been for a few tiny things that annoyed me throughout the book.
In many places because of this social standing, these people are considered to be deserving Love is the Cure is very well written and Elton John seems to have done his research. The musician hands out blame and credit in equal measure. It really makes you feel connected. To view it, It has been over a year that I have wanted to read the book and I am excited that I finally finished it! But the repetition in his writing really kept me from enjoying this book. However, that will never happen so long as the disease's primary victims are stigmatized. His wonderful new book will convince you there's cause for hope--and inspire you to be part of the solution. The book starts with Elton conveying his friendship with Ryan White and how that friendship led Elton to rehab for alcohol, cocaine, and food addictions, plus bulimia.
The book is also interesting to read for those coming from a conservative or religious perspective. While the initial chapters portray a grim and hopel The book talks about stigma and discrimination faced by certain group of people — like gays, drug users, rape victims. I actually learned an extensive amount about the disease while reading this. Why I picked it up: Elton John wrote it. The disease's main victims are homosexuals, drug users and prison inmates--not a group that attracts much sympathy from the general populace. And that stigma is preventing the fight.
He proposes that through love the pandemic can end. It is not well-written in the literary sense but is straightforward and written with conviction and love. This was just what I'd been looking for. Why are we not doing more? I am hard-wired to want to love anything he does and I especially admire him for what he has done with his life over the past 20 years. His simplistic style of writing makes this memoir incredibly accessible to all readers, no matter their age or level of education.