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Author Topic: My Pet Virus... The Gift  (Read 1975 times)

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Offline ACinKC

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My Pet Virus... The Gift
« on: December 18, 2006, 04:26:15 PM »
I cant decide if I should buy this book for my sister and my mother as a xmas present.  They know I have HIV and are supportive and loving just thought they may like to see what its about.  Both are avid readers.

I admit I have NOT read this book and would be buying a copy for myself as well.  Any thoughts guys?

Please keep in mind the sick sense of humor I have and the way I deal with things.  I dont want to give them an HIV 101 type of book, just something to shed a little light on things.  Does this book do that?

Regards,

Santa's Well Hung Elf
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 04:31:57 PM »
I think it would be a good one to get depending on what you are looking for.  I picked up a copy at Borders and it was funny as hell.  In fact, my coworker and I were reading it at a slow shift at the lab and we did a whole 12 hour overnight shift and had it read.  I have developed a rather sick sense of humour myself over the years as I've been positive.  It won't give you HIV 101 or anything as that isn't it's purpose, but it gives a refreshing perspective unlike so many pessimistic HIV books/memoirs that are out there.  It really is nice to laugh about HIV (as sick as that may sound to some) once in a while.  But it will not answer their questions about HIV itself--it mainly tells his experiences, but it also gives the perspective of humour and makes it more hopeful, so it depends on what you are looking for.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2006, 04:33:41 PM by Coffeechick88 »
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Offline ACinKC

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 05:14:52 PM »
Jeez Shawn... guess no one here read the book.

Cmon guys I wanted to go get this tonight!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Dan J.

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 05:23:41 PM »
BUY THE BOOK!


Offline Iggy

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 07:59:42 PM »
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 08:34:06 PM by Iggy »

Offline Eldon

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 08:30:39 PM »
Hey AcinKC...

That sounds like it would be a good idea in order to share more of the meaning of HIV/AIDS. It can be a beneficial thing.


"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Cause it is ALL within you to WIN!"

Offline Teresa

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 09:13:27 PM »
I read the book and think it would be good to give to your mom and sister. Its a terrific read!

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Teresa
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Offline Longislander

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 09:29:42 PM »
I'm gonna have to go with Iggy on this one (well said Iggy) . It makes alot of sense. Get them jewelry or something!
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Offline Robert

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Re: My Pet Virus... The Gift
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 09:40:46 PM »
It's a good book. I really liked it.  Great sense of humor that I think you and your family will appreciate.  And he's straight so that's also in your favor, sortaifyouknowwhatimeanjean. 

He talks about his life growing up, coming of age, basically fucking around because he was always told not to plan for anything so he didn't.  Look what happened.

I think your mother will relate to his mother too.  The old man is pretty funny too.

Definitely a stocking stuffer....

robert
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