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Books are Food for the Soul

I love to read. Sharing my favorite books and discovering new authors never grows old.

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Fosse
Sam Wasson
Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - Randy Shilts, William Greider I was forty in 1982, married, raising a child and reading the first articles about this weird new plague as they appeared in Rolling Stone and other publiations. I remember the attempts to classify this as a strictly gay problem, the first name for it being GRID, Gay Related Immune Deficency. When Shilts book came out, I bought it and read it cover to cover over a weekend. The cultural climate, the refusal of the government to see AIDS as a threat to ALL of us, the infighting in the gay community, the politcal issues that in the end, cause thousands to die needlessly; all of this reads like a Greek tragedy. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is one of the best non fiction books I have ever read.