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  • Author:
    Regan Hofmann
  • ISBN:
    1416598596
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416598596
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  • Publisher:
    Atria Books; First Edition edition (September 22, 2009)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Medicine
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For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life.

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? . The book was and still is an insperation, I have not finished the book, I am reading the last chapters

The book was and still is an insperation, I have not finished the book, I am reading the last chapters. The only thing I was hoping to get more out of the book was more of the physical problems that an HIV patient deals with. This memoir of a young woman learning that she's HIV positive through heterosexual sex is wrenching, powerful, inspiring, and informative. The author writes with searing honesty about being given a death sentence when she was in her late 20's and how she has coped and wrestled with the disease and all its complex issues.

Regan Hofmann not only has the courage to fight HIV and the debilitating stigma that surrounds it, but she writes about her experience with .

You have to tell yourself over and over that it’s the virus that repulses people-not you. For so many years, I waited to hear someone say AIDS the way we have learned to say breast or colon cancer. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had a great job, a loving family and friends and looks that made men turn their heads

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. She had a great job, a loving family and friends and looks that made men turn their heads. From the outside, she seemed to have it all. On the inside, though, coursing through her veins and weighing heavily on her mind, was the truth: that she was HIV-positive. At first, Hofmann faced her mortality alone, shamed by a disease society considered the exclusive property of gay men, injection drug users and sex workers.

Regan Hofmann's story is one that anyone impacted by the AIDS epidemic will find interesting, insightful and educational. She writes with an easy clarity and compelling courage, telling her story with frankness and humor.

What inspired you to write this book? I felt the need to write the book because there's a real rift between the public's perception of their risk for contracting HIV and the reality documented by today's infection rates. Not enough people understand if they've ever had unprotected sex, they need to be tested for HIV.

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A candid and inspiring account of life with HIV from one of its least likely targets: a straight, young woman with everything to lose— who ended up gaining more than she ever imagined.For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton, who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons, and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had her dream job, supportive family and friends, and the kind of good looks that stopped men in their tracks. From the outside, she seemed to have it all. On the inside, though, coursing through her veins and weighing heavy on her mind, was the truth. A truth considered the exclusive property of gay men, IV-drug users, and sex workers: she was HIV-positive. Diagnosed in 1996, doctors told her she had a year to live. Regan contracted the disease from her boyfriend—a handsome, successful, “guy next door” type who she’d happily seat beside her mother at the Thanksgiving table. Petrified that people would assume she was promiscuous or into drugs, she resolved to keep her status a secret. Then, in 2006, ten years after she was delivered what, at the time, was essentially a death sentence, she became the first heterosexual female editor-in-chief of POZ magazine, the leading HIV/ AIDS magazine in the U.S., and appeared on the cover, much to the shock and amazement of all who knew her, and many who did not. Since then, she has become one of the nation’s leading AIDS activist. She has spoken on numerous television talk shows, from The Oprah Winfrey Show to Good Morning America, and in many high-profile publications, including Vogue and The New York Times. Like Lance Armstrong’s It’s Not About the Bike and Michael J. Fox’s Lucky Man, this memoir of disease takes readers from a place of ignorance and fear to one of understanding and inspiration, revealing the strength and tenacity of one woman’s will to not only survive, but also flourish in the face of the unthinkable.

Daigami
Very long but book but the author is very good at her writing and tells the story with great detaill and fludity. Some parts dragged like when she kept talking about guy after guy she dated...blah blah blah...and the end kind of dragged a bit as she was discussing her activism but overall the book is an impactful read that will make you think. I love books that do that. To me the book is more than just an AIDS book it is a light that shines on immortality,stigma,our own cluelessness, people's love and acceptance no matter what, and a story of someone who chose simply to be strong. I read some reviews and I don't think it is fair to criticize the author for having money and HIV. It isn't a correlation it is something that just happened to her. Her having money does not make the impact of HIV on her any less poinient and I do believe you are missing the point when you take the time to even focus on that. And stories from all angles need to be told. I never really even paid attention to the fact that she had money as money cannot buy you health. I think the author is fantastic for taking her painful tragedy and embarking on a journey that is sure to touch many lives. All of us should have the audactity to stand up and take painful situations and turn them into something grandious. The world would be a better place for it. We all have a little HIV in us whether it be bitterness, hate, anger, and self pity. It all has the potential to
tear us apart. As the writer proves it is all about how you handle it. And yes people HIV can happen to you too. I also think the author would probably make a very good fictional writer if she's good at creating tales as she writes so well that you can clearly visualize every moment. Very detailed. Good Job Regan. Love your name by the way. Great Book.
Marilbine
It is a great book dealing with emotions of having HIV, my daughter was diagonsed when she was pregnant with her son. She was 7 months pregnant at the time she was diagnosed so it was too late to do anything other than to have the baby. He was born and given meds at birth and for six weeks after he was born, so he is HIV NEGATIVE!! Thank God for the new medicine that they can give a child at birth to keep them from contracting this horrible problem.

The book was and still is an insperation, I have not finished the book, I am reading the last chapters. The only thing I was hoping to get more out of the book was more of the physical problems that an HIV patient deals with. I keep a watchful eye on my daughter to see if there are going to be any physical problems that we are going to have to deal with.

My daughter will be reading the book after I finish it, so I know she will be getting some insperation regarding relationships with men. She feels like she will not have any hope with getting married, and that she will be alone for the rest of her life, but this book will show her that she can have a life and a future.

There needs to be a book written from the parent of an HIV positive child, who has experienced the birth of their first and only Grandchild that was born to an HIV positive Daughter.
Arashilkis
This memoir of a young woman learning that she's HIV positive through heterosexual sex is wrenching, powerful, inspiring, and informative. The author writes with searing honesty about being given a death sentence when she was in her late 20's and how she has coped and wrestled with the disease and all its complex issues. In the years since that diagnosis she has faced the demons and become an eloquent and effective spokesperson for how imperative it is for all of us to become informed about HIV/AIDS and to learn to speak about it honestly and openly. I had to read this book in small sittings in order to absorb the roller coaster ride of her medical and emotional journey and to get a grip on the statistics and hard facts of this global epidemic. Read this book and pay it forward. Pamela Parsons
Kirimath
This is a truly readable and gripping account of one young person's struggle with a terrible, life-defining disease and the stigma that goes with it. It is an engaging view of a life before and after coming to terms with HIV, and the defining life's work that comes out of it. This is a book that every parent should read and require their children to read, and every adult who thinks AIDS is under control in this country should read and pass along to others. It is beautifully written, is eminently readable and is a keeper for any personal library. Kudos to a brave and admirable young woman.
jorik
I loved this book. The author contracted HIV through an unprotected heterosexual encounter. She writes movingly of her initial diagnosis all the way through her role as a proud spokesperson who educates people about HIV/AIDS and fights the stigma associated with it. Be warned - the book pulls no punches about the physical and emotional trauma of living with HIV. Ms. Hofmann's refusal to accept her diagnosis as a death sentence makes this an inspirational story indeed!
hulk
Anyone who has suffered through devastating news about their health will appreciate this book. Regan Hofmann captivates the reader with first hand accounts of fear, loss, and uncertainty surrounding the frailty of human life. A good read for those who thought they were the only ones during their dark times.
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I just read this book. I learned from her story. She is an amazing lady and truly deserves the love of her life. I would like to know if she is with Keith. Anyone knows if they are engaged or married by now?
Recommend to all schools for kids to learn the truth about HIV and AIDS. Beautiful and moving in ways they surprise.