Today marks the paperback release of Elton's national bestseller, Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS, in which he shares his vision for ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide.
Love Is the Cure describes the singer's personal journey into AIDS activism, beginning with his friendship with Ryan White. The book is a call to action which describes how stigma towards those living with HIV/AIDS is hampering worldwide efforts to end the disease, and how—from the US South to Ukraine—AIDS continues to take its toll on marginalised communities. Elton also argues that the world has the financial means to reach the end of AIDS today, if we make a shared commitment to do so.
The paperback features a new cover and a new foreword by the renowned medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer, the chair of Harvard University's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and the founding director of Partners In Health. Dr. Farmer writes, "Elton John's work is a revelation... his book gives us a vision for the future that is both cautionary and inspiring."
In addition, the cover features a quote by former U.S. president, Bill Clinton, writing, "My friend Elton has touched us all with his music and with the countless lives he has saved through his AIDS foundation. Now he has given us a deeply personal story of struggle and perseverance in the fight against this terrible disease. Few people know more than Elton about what it will take to end AIDS. His wonderful book will convince you that there's cause for hope––and inspire you to be part of the solution."
Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The book is available today at Amazon and bookstores nationwide.