Love Is the Cure by Elton John audiobook

Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

By Elton John
Read by Elton John

Little, Brown & Company 9780316219907
5.10 Hours Unabridged
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In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. 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. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure is Elton’s personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life—and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Elton writes, “This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about and wish to answer—and help to change—by writing this book.” Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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A New York Times bestseller (extended list)

A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Nonfiction

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. 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. He has done this through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure is Elton’s personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With powerful conviction and emotional force, Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life—and his infinite determination to stop its spread.

Elton writes, “This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about and wish to answer—and help to change—by writing this book.”

Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“My friend Elton John 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 new book will convince you there’s cause for hope—and inspire you to be part of the solution.” Bill Clinton
“Sir Elton John doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk. His Elton John AIDS Foundation, which was founded a full twenty years ago, has raised and donated more than a quarter of a billion dollars to fight the disease. In this book, which will benefit that worthy charity, the beloved singer offers a candid, powerful personal account of the effects of this forty-year plague on his friends and associates, famous and not famous.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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Author Bio: Elton John

Author Bio: Elton John

Sir Elton John, CBE, is a multiaward winning solo artist who has achieved thirty-eight gold and thirty-one platinum or multiplatinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997.” In 2018 he was named the most successful male solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged sixty-seven entries, including nine #1s and twenty-seven top 10s. He launched his first tour in 1970 and since then has performed over 4,000 times in more than eighty countries. When not recording or touring, he devotes his time to a number of charities, including his own Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised over $300 million and funded programs across four continents in the twenty-four years of its existence. He is married to David Furnish, and they have two sons. Me is his first and only official autobiography.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English