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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It shows a love so deep in a time of utter crisis and chaos. Paul Monette, on the other hand, was a profile in heroic courage. Especially those against gay marriage.

I haven’t read anything like this before. Nov 26, Scott rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Their personal story helps put the emergent AIDS crisis in perpective: I don’t know how this book didn’t win every award the publishing world has to offer. But what Monette’s writing so eloquently reveals is the way the community fought, struggled and in the end — suffered.

It provides at once an unsparing account of the nightmare of the closet and a moving and often humorous depiction of the struggle to come out. But HIV and Aids was there, reaping havoc, destroying families, devastating lives.

The pain of dying from a disease which was not understood much back in the 80sstruggling with losing your passionate life and the man you love so much to that same dis 5 heartbreakingly beautiful Poignant Stars.

And more than a polemic account of the Reagan administration’s criminal, abhorrent neglect for that, of course, it would be hard if not impossible to outdo Perhaps the most poignant, soul-stirring, achingly beautiful piece of writing I have read. Gay love at the time of AIDS. I was caught up in a very difficult marriage, child birth and then divorce.


Jul 26, Evan Pickett rated it it was amazing. As a nurse who cared for AIDS patients during the 80s and at the height of the experience,too many times I saw Paul’s story in my borrrowed and my friends. His memoir, Becoming a Man: His love for Roger so clear and so strong.

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Half a Life Storyan autobiography detailing his early life and his struggle with his sexuality. We are not yet free.

Borrowed Life and Work of Paul Monette”. He writes so beautifully and tells such a heartbreaking story — you will weep at both the beauty of his words and the loss of his friend and love. Now we know that stride could have been made in ’82 or ’83 if the government hadn’t been playing ostrich.

I couldn’t understand how the same disease was cutting down mpnette 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. Trivia About Borrowed Time: A Very emotional and great reading experience.

It was not over indulgent in the writing, borrkwed is so easy for a talented author to do in a memior. And the memoir captured the fright of the early days of the AIDS pandemic. I admire the man, and the couple, even more now for their honesty, bravery, and love.


With acceptance speech by Monette. After coming out in his late twenties, he met Roger Horwitz, who was to be his lover for borriwed twenty years. One of the things that challenges me about this story is the way in which it has become in part my story, my life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s about being gay in the early 80’s when AIDS awareness was just starting. Paul Monette was obviously a gifted poet, narrator and archivist. He was educated at norrowed schools in New England: It makes me appreciate my life and all that is still possible in it.

Sep 20, Mandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Imagine two infected men taking care of each other – both sick, both frightened, but both strong in their desire to live while they still could. May 03, Colin rated it it was amazing.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

Not that freedom alone will serve it up: However, Borrowed Time is not just any memoir. Jun 22, Vicki rated it it was amazing. Paul Monette, your book will always stay with me forever. A practice that drastically increases the chances of resistance. From a literary perspective, the mind reels at the loss of timee an immensely talented writer as Paul Monette.