Wise Before their Time had a lovely new review this week, entitled ‘Powerful stuff’.
The reviewer says:
An evocative tribute to the experiences of people with HIV and AIDS in the 1980s; to their suffering and to their strength of spirit. A collection of historical value and a reminder of the cruelty inherent to ill-informed, fear-driven prejudice that is just as relevant today.
Read this book. Listen to the stories of the people who contributed to it. Feel their experiences. Find the opportunity to learn from their wisdom in the way you live your life and the ways in which you relate to others.
I like this review because it says something I felt when I wrote this book. Yes, one should read it to hear how difficult it was for people living with HIV/AIDS back in the day. But, perhaps more importantly, we can learn from them to make our own lives better.
I say ‘amen’ to that.