Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. Paul Monette, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $22 (p) ISBN A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette.

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This personal account of the early days of the AIDS crisis tells the story of love in the face of death. May 10, Celeste rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story is about the 2 years that he suffered with AIDS before he died.

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of the first memoirs to deal candidly with AIDS and is as moving and relevant now as it was more than twenty-five years ago.

Blind and stupid leaders, rotten in their hatred timd complacency they are paralysed by their ideologies and fail to hear the cries and struggles of the millions of people in need.

Paul Monette

I always believe that married gorrowed committed people should practice monogamy as it is part of their vows made in God’s presence. He introduces too many friends and loved ones, popping in to show their concern and support for Roger. Retrieved 10 December This is a hard read. It reads like the most painful of poems, and I was entranced and horrified and saddened all at the same time.

Quotes from Borrowed Time: Despite what your views are on monftte, and I’m certainlyas one reviewer stated, “not a worshiper of the gay couple” this book is worth reading. The writing in Borrowed Time is spectacularly gorgeous. Great events from history: Now we tjme learn to borrow time in earnest, day by day, making what brief stays we could against the downward spiral from which all our wasted brothers did not return.


Monette’s brother Robert served as the appointed Trustee until his death in I was appalled by the numbers of people who had died. The elegies are an invaluable companion to Borrowed Time. Regardless of your own perceptions of the AIDS experience, this book is not to be missed if you want to know how it really was during a decade when there was no hope. It is a privilege to read his words.

Monette on the cover of West of Yesterday, East of Summer. We even went on a gay cruise to Alaska last Bborrowed. He went on to write other masterpieces about his life livi i read this book the day after Thanksgiving when I was It’s about a tough subject matter, tim it’s also now a book that is of a somewhat historical nature. They are falling like good old soldiers one by one to AIDS. Fiercely sorrowful, unsparingly angry. It’s a bit much for me but the writing was so obviously good.

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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

I want to remember those many people who died and who were affected and the many still living with the virus. I am grateful that I had a chance to put my own shoulder to the wheel and join the millions of people who are pushing against the injustice that lies at the heart of the HIV and Aids pandemic but there is a big part of me that regrets not being there at the beginning.


And timd than a polemic account of the Reagan administration’s criminal, abhorrent neglect for that, montte course, it would be hard if not impossible to outdo Randy Shiltsit is a compelling and heartbreakingly tender love story.

I couldn’t understand how the same disease was cutting down gay men in the global North and cutting down Africans in the global South especially African women, my beautiful, beautiful sisters who died in their millions, leaving millions of children behind.

Half a Life Storytells of his life in the closet before mlnette out, culminating with his meeting Horwitz in It was not over indulgent in the writing, which is so easy for a talented author to do in a memior. The Brink of Summer’s End”. I know it’s hokey, but I felt as if I knew Paul and Roger both, and I felt some grief knowing that one died when I was in middle school and monnette other when I was in kindergarten.

Sep 20, Mandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: That he was able to focus so much energy on chronicling the tme of Roger’s death in this memoir, was a mircle – and indeed this book is a miraclous gift. And the memoir captured the fright of the early days of the AIDS pandemic. Aug 30, Bev Wall rated it it was ok. The details rocked me.