Elton John‘s national bestseller, Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS, is on store shelves around the world – now in paperback.
Love Is the Cure describes Elton’s personal journey into AIDS activism, beginning with his friendship with Ryan White. Much more than a memoir, the book is a call to action that describes how stigma towards those living with HIV/AIDS is hampering worldwide efforts to end the disease, and how—from the U.S. South to Ukraine—AIDS continues to take its toll on marginalized communities. Elton John also argues that the world has the financial means to reach the end of AIDS today, if we make a shared commitment to do so.
The paperback features a new cover and a new foreword by the renowned medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer, the chair of Harvard University’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and the founding director of Partners In Health. Dr. Farmer writes, “Elton John’s work is a revelation…his book gives us a vision for the future that is both cautionary and inspiring.”
The book cover also features a quote by President Bill Clinton, who writes, “My friend Elton has touched us all with his music and with the countless lives he has saved through his AIDS foundation. Now he has given us a deeply personal story of struggle and perseverance in the fight against this terrible disease. Few people know more than Elton about what it will take to end AIDS. His wonderful book will convince you that there’s cause for hope––and inspire you to be part of the solution.”
Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, whose mission statement reads:
At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) we believe that AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for effective programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. Sir Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through hard work and with the help of our network of kind, amazing, creative, and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K. foundation funds HIV-related work inEurope, Asia, and Africa. Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS. For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.
Source: Elton John AIDS Foundation