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Sean Strub Ä 4 Free read Download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Sean Strub review Body Counts The founder of POZ magazine shares “a captivatingeyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic” Next and “a moving multi decade memoir of one gay man’s life” San Francisco ChronicleAs a politics obsessed Georgetown freshman Sean Strub arrived in Washington DC from Iowa in 1976 with a plum part time job running a Senate elevator in the US Capitol He also harbored a terrifying secret his attraction to men As Strub explored the capital’s political and social circles he discovered a parallel world where powerful men lived double lives s. One of the lessons of Catholicism that stuck with me even through the periods when I was most furious with the Church was that life s meaning is found in contemplation penance service Of these three my only real talent is service I ve always been interested in action than reflection Sean Strub Body Counts A Memoir of Politics Sex AIDS and SurvivalSean Strub s Body Counts A Memoir of Politics Sex AIDS and Survival is a brutally honest memoir focusing on a dark period of American history Bill Hilary Reagan Bush Roy Cohen no here escapes unscathed including Strub himselfStrub s story opens with his manning a Senators Only elevator in the nation s Capitol which he operated as a teenage intern The early section set in the world of Washington politics is fascinating Strub s tales of political intrigue and the 1970 s Washingtonian closet offer a glimpse into the inner workings that very few people ever glimpse Soon Strub has gained a reputation for being hard working intelligent and loyal a world where loyalty has it s perks as Strub would find out first hand when he memorized every detail he could of the senators who rode in his elevator He also shares a story of his interrupting Senator Byrd in a closed door meeting and how this led to his becoming a favorite of the Senator We learn too of his meeting his heroes the liberal lions of the senate George McGovern Hubert Humphrey and Ted Kennedy Strub came to share a special bond with all threeWe also learn that Strub had a secret he was gay Strub agonizes over this secret at times hoping its a phase while at others going to great lengths to lose his virginity Although he is not uite certain how a gay man loses his virginity What he does know that is being gay and having a career in politics on any stage is will not mix What s a gay boy to do Move to new York CitySoon Strub drops out of Georgetown and moves to New York City There he becomes an eye witness to history Strub is walking past the Dakota Building the night John Lennon is shot He is in New York the early years of the AIDS crisis He parties the nights away at Studio 54 Young attractive and bright he is befriended by Tennessee Williams Yoko Ono Larry Kramer and David Drake Along the way Strub falls in love has his heart broken falls in love again and again and he discovers he is HIV positiveAfter a period of self denial regarding his illness Strub pulls himself together taking on the role of activist When the AIDS activist group Act Up disrupts Cardinal O Connor during mass at St Patrick s for his campaign against condoms Strub is taking communion in an Act Up T shirt when the priest giving him the host says The body of Christ Strub replies May the Lord bless the man I loved who died a year ago this weekStrub confirms what many of us already know Catholicism is the source of the shame he felt about his body a body he s forced to accept and meditate upon as he is dying This revives memories of sexual abuse at his Jesuit school but he has put his abusers behind him I understand this as I have put my abuser behind me too It s politicians he can t forgive Much of his wrath is directed toward Bill Clinton s Health and Human Services secretary Donna Shalala whose failure to endorse needle exchanges even though they were proven to reduce HIV transmission caused millions of deathsA word on Donna Shalala it is well known she is a closeted lesbian Her refusal to act upon the AIDS crisis and gay health issues makes her no better than gay homophobes Jon Hinson Roy Ashburn Ed Schrock Mark Foley and so many others Strub is a witness to all that takes place in the early years of the crisis suabbling in the gay community the government s refusal to respond to the crisis the early days of the Act Up protests the founding of POZ magazine and as his life makes a 360 degree turn Strub becomes the first openly gay HIV positive person to run for Congress Yes our hero was a participant to this all and so much 30 years later I want to weep as I read of workers on Long Island who refused to put Strub s fundraising letter into envelopes because they were afraid of getting AIDS or at Strub s admission that when he acuired Kaposi s sarcoma dogs barked at him on the streetWhile Strub s memoir is filled with loss death and destruction it is one of the most hope filled books I have ever read Body Counts is fascinating chronicle of Strub s experience of the disease and the memoir of an activist who witnessed a great deal of history I cannot recommend this highly enough

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Sean Strub Ä 4 Free read Download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Sean Strub review Body Counts Hrouded in shame When the AIDS epidemic hit in the early 1980s Strub was living in New York and soon found himself attending “ funerals than birthday parties” Scared and angry he turned to radical activism to combat discrimination and demand research Strub takes you through his own diagnosis and inside ACT UP the organization that transformed a stigmatized cause into one of the defining political movements of our time From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol’s Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movemen. It is hard for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars as this is certainly one of the best memoirs I v read Strub seemed to skim over some painful topics like his childhood abuse and the deaths of his loved ones Perhaps the pain was too raw too visceral for him to write in depth I usually do not have the time to write a true book review as I find that trite and overused but this book has compelled me to write down my thoughtsI enjoyed the pictures that he included along with the vignette style chapters Highly Recommended

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  • Paperback
  • 448
  • Body Counts
  • Sean Strub
  • English
  • 28 April 2019
  • 9781451661965