“Really amazing book, I've enjoyed reading this. Elton wrote it perfectly, the information about AIDS, His life, Ryan White, What we can do to help and Love.
“One of the most raw, honest and powerful books I have read in a long time. ”Kathy Rhino wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very heart-felt plea to break the barriers that keep people with AIDS/HIV from being full members of society in many places in the world. EJ tells his story of coming to be an activist for those with AIDS//HIV. Interesting, impassioned, but sometimes a bit heavy-handed...probably very cathartic for him.”JONI214 wrote this review Thursday, February 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this book really much and it bring several importan people who die tragic. A kid name Ryan white who died in 1990. That include my favorite lead singer Freddie mercury who die tragic and everyone around the world cried. Elton john discuss many important thing about HIV/AIDs and meet several people like Bill Clinton, Princess Diana,Senator Ted, and other. ”rebecca wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened to the Audible version....narrated by Elton John! Elton John tells the story of what drove him to become a leader in the "end Aids forever" movement and what more he thinks needs to be done. His passionate narration amplifies the message.”Connecticut wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really a call to arms to end AIDS. Elton briefly looks at his life; however, most of the book is how the world and specifically Elton John's AIDS Foundation has confronted the AIDS pandemic and the stigma that is inherent on many lavels in various marginalized populations throughout the world.”Robert G wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Narrated by Elton John
If you are looking for an autobiography of Elton’s eccentric life, you won’t find it here. What you will find is his personal drive on the war against AIDS. He does cover his personal love life with his partner, David, and their adopted son. He also discusses his former addictions and how his former life helped to instill his current values. Elton has suffered through the loss of several friends due to the AIDS epidemic, especially Ryan White. Once Ryan passed away, Elton formed the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF). His foundation is known around the world and has helped countless victims.
To some, this may be an uncomfortable read since it does deal with AIDS, homosexuality, and drug/alcohol addictions. I was unsure of the audio since I typically don’t like books narrated by the author, but I loved hearing Elton’s voice, and I was pleasantly surprised at how eloquent some of the writing was. I have always loved Elton John’s music,and now I can appreciate him as an author as well.