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Queer and Loathing: Rants and Raves of a Raging AIDS Clone Paperback – 26 Sep 1996


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Reprint edition (26 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140240802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140240801
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,248,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Feb. 2000
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I read this book four years ago and when searching for it at Amazon was surprised to see it had not been reviewed - it more than deserves more than one.
The book includes articles, reports, lists, jokes and experiences that the author collected lived and battled against as an AIDS ACTIVIST through the '80s and '90s.
The experiences and lessons from this period are already being forgotton and Davey and his strength and humour should not.
Read it - whether infected of affected (as they say) and let his energy get you to get up, go out and do something. If I am descibing a world you know nothing about - read it to learn and value your own life and be moved by that of another.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brutal humor in the face of AIDS 2 Sept. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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It has become almost a cliche. Whenever a book or movie contains humor that is any edgier than standard, mushy fare, critics rush to say the piece's humor is "savage" or "brutal." This book, however, redefines what it means to use brutal satire and mockery. David Feinberg rips into the systems in society that allow people to die without hope or dignity, in the process creating a highly-charged history text of the fight against AIDS as the 1980s gave way to the '90s.
Feinberg is at his best in his shorter pieces. Although the opening essay, a description of the ACT-UP takeover of Federal Drug Administration offices, has power, it is not as punchy as his later, shorter essays and lists. However, he takes no prisoners in his opening, showing exactly how disorganized and catch-as-catch-can ACT-UP meetings were, in addition to castigating the FDA and other institutions that inflated drug prices to unattainable levels.
Some of the highlights of the rest of the book are "Sex Tips for Boys," "Miss Letitia Thing's Excruciatingly Correct Guide to Etiquette for the Dying," and "Regrets." Feinberg also creates list-essays of tremendous power, like "100 Ways You Can Fight the AIDS Crisis," which includes 10 suggestions for how to eradicate Jesse Helms.
Targets, including gays who deny the gravity of the crisis ("Nam-Yo-Ho-Renge-Kyo"), politicians who ignore the dying ("100 Ways You Can Fight the AIDS Crisis"), and insensitive, product-pushing companies ("Lifestyles Urns"), are shredded with unerring accuracy and equal force. There are no sacred cows in this work. There are no areas of the crisis which don't get a critical overview from Feinberg. His final words in the book, sarcastically thanking the various companies, politicians, individuals, and institutions that contributed and still contribute to the dying, are devastating in their emotional force. The reader is constantly aware that Feinberg is about to die, and his ability to create black humor is amazing.
As he says in one essay, "You can't wear a red ribbon when you're dead." This book is Feinberg's legacy, one of only a very few books that should be required reading on the AIDS epidemic.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is the real thing 25 Jun. 1999
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Format: Paperback
Feinberg says in this book that he wants to reach age 40 and write 5 books. It's our great loss that he didn't get to do either but at least we have 2 novels and this. I'd say that if you're going to read anything that's real about AIDS, read this.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Heroic, honest, honarable. 4 Sept. 1998
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Format: Paperback
This is the book that made Mr. Feinberg my #1 hero. His writing is sometimes wrenching, sometimes enormously funny, but always clever and striking.
This book effortlessly transcends the epidemic, perhaps the best testament to its greatness; while writing about living and dying with HIV/AIDS, Mr. Feinberg tells a compelling story about life and death and the politics of sameness and difference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
FANTASTIC!!!! 14 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mr. Feinberg's words are spectacular. The reader is certainly transported to another time and place . Sometimes the place isn't where one wants to be, however, one learns how a person copes with living with HIV.
I laughed, cried and worried throughout. I believe this book is good for anyone to read and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't have a clue about HIV.
Enjoy!!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Funny Tragedy 16 Dec. 2008
By M. Holley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I can't believe he made such a funny book about a heartbreaking subject. I am in shock that this even happened. If only I could have one more book from him. However, it is too damn late. I can not believe I am wanting to cry and laugh at the same time.
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