Love Is The Cure by Elton John

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10 Critic Reviews

This inspirational cri de coeur is sure to encourage those in the trenches and compel those on the sidelines to get involved.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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 Elton John

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Sir Elton John is one of the most esteemed, beloved, and best-selling songwriters, performers, and recording artists in history. His monumental career has spanned five decades, during which time he has sold 250 million records worldwide. His single, "Candle in the Wind 1997," a tribute to his friend Princess Diana, is the best-selling single in Billboard history. Sir Elton has received numerous Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for The Lion King, and Tony Awards for The Lion King, and Aida, and Billy Elliot. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004, Sir Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), founded in 1992, has raised $275 million to fight the AIDS epidemic and help those affected by it. EJAF has supported hundreds of projects in 55 countries.
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Aug 27 2012

This inspirational cri de coeur is sure to encourage those in the trenches and compel those on the sidelines to get involved.

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Express

Excellent
Reviewed by Virginia Blackburn on Jul 29 2012

It provides a lesson in how to fight both illness and prejudice. Sir Elton has every right to be proud.

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The Miami Herald

Below average
Reviewed by Howard Cohen on Aug 03 2012

...reads more like a well-researched term paper than a biography. Much of it lacks the voice long-time fans expect to hear from the outspoken singer-songwriter and activist...Tighter editing would have helped.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Below average
Reviewed by Anne Katz on Jul 21 2012

This sorry effort stands in stark contrast to the many excellent books written over the past 20 years about the HIV epidemic.

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Herald Scotland

Excellent
Reviewed by Allan Hunter on Jul 27 2012

He is convincing in his belief that the eradication of Aids is not an impossible dream. All we need is love.

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EDGE Boston

Excellent
Reviewed by Chris Sosa on Aug 02 2012

"Love Is the Cure" provides hope, education, and a strong dose of reality on the continuing global AIDS crisis.

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The West End Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Stuart Nulman on Aug 10 2012

“Love is the Cure” is an informative, astounding look at the scourge of AIDS over the past 30 years

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Times Live

Excellent
Reviewed by Maggie Marx on Nov 12 2012

...the focus of this book is to spread the word about Aids and the foundation’s work to fight it. Perhaps Elton isn’t such a dreadful diva after all.

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Onyx Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Bev Vincent

His message is inspirational and it's not a pie-in-the-sky hope. His foundation's successes demonstrate that the approach can be effective.

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Sock Monkey Sound

Below average
Reviewed by Todd Monahan on Aug 18 2012

There are times when the book gets bogged down in factual information, and Elton John is at his most convincing when he focuses on the personal stories of those he knew or met over the years that were battling the disease.

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