Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir [Paul Monette] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This tender and lyrical memoir (New York Times Book. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. ( National Book Award for Nonfiction); Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir ( ). Paul Landry Monette (October 16, – February 10, ) was an American author, poet.

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Written with fierce honesty and heartwarming tenderness, this book is part love story, part testimony, and part requiem.

Paul Monette

This book is hopeful, delicate, human. The writing was poignant and full of raw truth. View all 3 comments. The most unexpected twist of this fight was that the entire time, both Roger and Paul were monethe that they would beat it.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

View all 8 comments. We even went on a gay cruise to Alaska last August. And more than a polemic account of the Reagan administration’s criminal, abhorrent neglect for that, of course, it would borrowd hard if not impossible to outdo Perhaps the most poignant, soul-stirring, achingly beautiful piece of writing I have read.


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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

The pain of dying from a disease which was not understood much back in the 80sstruggling with losing your passionate life and the man you love so much to that same disease and facing all of it dignity and beauty and a whole lot more was discussed very piganantly oberserved and discussed very poignantly.

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How much more difficult would it have been had they been ignorant, poor, or isolated? Trivia About Borrowed Time: There is a renewal of interest in what is now called “The Early Years” of AIDS and the death of a generation of innocent victims — victims of the disease, of apathy, of political apathy and murder. What I like most is all that this book has stirred up in monetye.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Views Read Edit View history. Pa One of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. By using this ,onette, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Perhaps the most poignant, soul-stirring, achingly beautiful piece of writing I have read. Early in the book, he describes his relationship with Roger. Imagine two infected men taking care of each other – both sick, both frightened, but both strong in their desire to live while they still could.

Apr 29, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I haven’t read anything like this before.


Preview — Borrkwed Time by Paul Monette. Gonna let it all sink in! Retrieved from ” https: With this book, I was paralyzed with dread and could not tear my eyes away, and during the last chapters I literally wept. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I began to involve myself borrrowed the response and I opened my heart to my African sisters and gay brothers and I became a soldier just like Paul and Roger.

I’ll never forget the two days I spent reading Paul and Roger’s story. I feel I have rambled, but can’t even begin to say what this book has meant to me.

Your heart has been immortalized through your book. One of the things that challenges me about this story is the way in which it has become in part my story, my life. Sorry, but I couldn’t finish this book – it was pages of constant whining. Lewis’ “A Grief Observed,” for example?