Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir [Paul Monette] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This tender and lyrical memoir (New York Times Book. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. ( National Book Award for Nonfiction); Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir ( ). Paul Landry Monette (October 16, – February 10, ) was an American author, poet.

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Paul Monette

Jan 22, Sascha rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Also during his late twenties, he grew disillusioned with poetry and shifted his interest to the novel, not to return to poetry until the s. My only complaints about this book was the level of detail about things like what they were reading and the smart-snobery of the couple-but that is just a matter of my taste, and really also helps flesh out who they were- intellectuals, educated at harvard and yale, and living in a insular world they had created with intelligent and creative friends.

I was divorced, free and able to pause and finally able to listen to the lives of others and to hold my beautiful sisters and brothers and work alongside them. He also wrote several novelizations of films.


The magnitude of loss, and the sheer confusion and lack of knowledge, is terrifying. They were the intelligent gays: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Retrieved from ” https: I was appalled by the initial silence and condemnation of many churches. Poor people die of AIDS too! One of the best memoirs I have ever read.

My office was heavily involved with reporting of the first AIDS cases though I was only a child when all this mojette happeningso it was interesting to read the stories presented in this memoir and relate them back to tales that I’ve heard from my co-workers from that time. This personal account of the early days of the AIDS crisis tells the story of love in the face of death.

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. He was educated at prestigious schools in New England: Spilled milk, people tell me; tome can’t undo the past. Hope had left us so unprepared.

By far, the most memorable memoir that I’ve read this year, And yes, okay, Monette’s celebrity connections are kinda fun, irrelevant as they are: By then it was too late. InMonette founded the Monette-Horwitz Trust, which honors individuals and organizations working to combat homophobia.


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I was devestated when he died inbut I’m still good friends with his last lover, Winston Wilde. I was appalled to hear what people had gone through in the early days of the pandemic. I revel in the awareness it’s given me.

Borrowed Time brings it all back. God, this man can write. This was clearly the norm amongst gay men in the AIDS crisis. What can I say about this book.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette

I cried a lot, but now I’m going mohette move on and try to celebrate the little victories. I’ll never forget the two days I spent reading Paul and Roger’s story. View all 5 comments. The writing was poignant and full of raw truth. It’s a bit much for me but the writing was so obviously good. The Brink of Summer’s End”.