Love Undetectable has ratings and 10 reviews. Simone said: I Andrew Sullivan, an erudite gay man who became HIV positive, knows of what he writes. “Sullivan offers [a] profound, often beautiful appreciation of friendship [He can ] fascinate us with the range and depth of his mind.”–San. Mr. Sullivan discussed his new book, [Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival], Andrew Sullivan Editor (Former) The New Republic.
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I find this book ungainly in the way that I find the blog ungainly, although the writing here is much better: I’ve had disagreements with friends that I’ve talked to about this, but I do find his Freudian narrative of homosexuality-as-unusual-development to be problematic. Arup rated it did not like it Oct 21, Lee Floersch rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Kevin Bradley rated it liked it Aug 22, Ignoring that, Sullivan goes through universally acknowledged feelings that are deeply relatable; effective as they are affective.
Greg Berger rated it it was amazing May 13, Is sex at war or at peace with spirituality?
Andrew rated it liked it Dec 19, It is a shame that this is not a well-known title; I stumbled upon the book serendipitously whilst trawling the Internet for free pdfs openlibrary. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Quotes from Love Undetectable The essays examine, first, the psychological impact of unexpected prospects for longer life that, thanks to Marcelo rated it it was amazing Feb 09, In love, we give ourselves up to each other. Sullivan offers a moving defense of the open gay male urban sexual culture and his participation in it. Without his words and understanding, I do not know how I would have managed that event.
Friendship, I learned, provided a buffer in the interplay of emotions, a distance that made the risk of intimacy bearable, a space that allowed the other person to remain safely another person. He revisits Freud to seek the origins of homosexuality and reviews the works of Aristotle, St. He is the former editor of The New Republic. His essay on friendship is maybe even better, Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you.
Allison Amdrew rated it liked it Jun 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Perhaps the only point that totally lost me is when Sullivan shifted the topic momentarily to faith and Christianity near the end. Also by Andrew Sullivan. Please provide an email address.
The description of life in the AIDS epidemic in the pre-cocktail years is very fine, and very informative, as is the description of the day-to-day effects of new medications on AIDS treatment.
I do find his descriptions of the specialness of his friends to be a undetectabel bit much–it’s obvious that he moved in elite circles, indeed, and I think that this clouds his judgment about some of the book’s issues.
With its paradoxical sense of beauty amid pain, Love Undetectable has something of the quality of a war memoir. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival by Andrew Sullivan
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Intensely personal and passionately political, Sullivan’s essays are not just about his own experiences but also a powerful testament to human resilience, faith, hope, and love. I think this dates the book, even though it’s not more unvetectable a decade old: Isaac Perez rated it really liked it May 09, Return to Book Page.
Love Undetectable: Reflections on Friendship, Sex and Survival – Andrew Sullivan – Google Books
Sullivan attempts to revive a view of friendship that is seemingly lost in our sex or romance obsessed world. Can the practice of friendship ever compensate for a life without love?
I have been on goodreads for years and this is the first review I have bothered to write – I hope that stands testament to how strongly I urge you to read it! Andrew Sullivan was born in southern England on August 10, He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a first in modern history and modern languages. Speaking to heterosexual and homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the first steps in that journey of survival.
Apr 11, Jean rated it it was ok Shelves: Always loved this book. Read it Forward Read it first.
No trivia or quizzes yet. It will give you a new vocabulary for talking about friendship. Sullivan offers a moving defense of the open gay male urban sexual culture and his participation in it.
Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you. He’s very invested suklivan a wider application of the kind of homosexuality that he knew: Jan 09, Matthew rated it really liked it.
Other editions – View all Love Undetectable: He is one of the world’s most widely read bloggers.