The Other Pandemic: An AIDS Memoir

Told in a manner and from a perspective only possible by a gay man, this fascinating book manages to make several valid points. 

The first is the perspective of being in the midst of a pandemic that no one understood at the time. While society was beginning to come to grips with the gay lifestyle, the AIDS epidemic took hold and destroyed the lives of not only gay people, but also innocent family members and others infected through transfusion or poor decision making. 

Beyond that, this book touches on comparisons to the COVID-19 pandemic – the lack of appropriate governmental response; the emergence of misinformation; the lack of societal understanding.

Above and beyond, this is a very well-written memoir. It is thoroughly appropriate for mature readers as well as giving excellent background for research.