Delicate Courage by Jim Geary
An Exquisite Journey of Love, Death, and Eternal Communication

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"Reading this story took me on a solitary journey within, to a place where fear is transcended."
-Susan King, BA., Ed., metaphysical teacher
"Geary recalls the incredible blessings borne of this time-so many people willing to show up and do what needed to be done...'delicate courage' displayed by so many, over and over."
-Dr. Scott Eberle, medical director, Hospice of Petaluma CA

Delicate Courage chronicles the true story of a young gay man who takes on a life of service during the AIDS outbreak in San Francisco and begins an unforgettable journey through love, death, and eternal life. In 1978, after Jim Geary witnesses the devastating effects of the mass suicides at Jonestown followed by the assassinations of Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Milk, he decides to volunteer with San Francisco's Shanti Project-the same year he begins corresponding with Jess Randall, the man who would eventually become his longtime partner. Geary details how, fewer than three years later, he formed the first AIDS support group and spearheaded Shanti Project's development into one of the premier AIDS organizations in the world. As Geary tells the inspiring personal story of his revolutionizing of AIDS care, he also narrates his poignant crossing from joy to grief as his lover faces his own AIDS diagnosis. Geary's memoir concludes with journal entries and uplifting after-death communications he shared with Randall.

 

About Jim Geary

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Jim Gearyserved as Shanti Project's executive director for seven years, where he developed the agency into an internationally acclaimed model of AIDS services. Currently Jim shares his life with Jeff Allen and their two Pomeranians in Ormond Beach, Florida.
 
Published November 5, 2010 by iUniverse. 316 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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