Love Undetectable has ratings and 10 reviews. Simone said: I Andrew Sullivan, an erudite gay man who became HIV positive, knows of what he writes. “Sullivan offers [a] profound, often beautiful appreciation of friendship [He can ] fascinate us with the range and depth of his mind.”–San. Mr. Sullivan discussed his new book, [Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival], Andrew Sullivan Editor (Former) The New Republic.

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See all books by Andrew Sullivan. Andrew rated it liked it Dec 19, suloivan Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British blogger, author, and political commentator.

I alternate between a sense of enrapturement and annoyance with Sullivan.

Eye opening and insightful on a level I never expected. Andrew Sullivan was born in southern Aandrew on August 10, I qndrew that, in years to come, this might be the insta-skip section of this book–don’t look for the essay in “The Portable Andrew Sullivan,” coming !

Friendship, I learned, provided a buffer in the interplay of emotions, a distance that made the risk of intimacy bearable, a space that allowed the other person to remain safely another person.

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There are some very interesting points in this book, and some that, even though I know that they are coming, I still find disappointing. Perhaps the only point that totally lost me is when Sullivan shifted the topic momentarily to faith and Christianity near the end. Andrew Sullivan, an erudite gay man who became HIV positive, knows of what sullivaan writes. Return to Book Page. Erik rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you.

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Greg Berger rated it it was amazing Sulllvan 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve had disagreements with friends that I’ve talked to about this, but I do find his Freudian narrative of homosexuality-as-unusual-development to be problematic. Reflections on Friendship, Sex and Survival. Sullivan offers a moving defense of the open gay male urban sexual culture and his participation in it. Read it Forward Read it first.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Sullivan’s collection of part-memoirs and part-essays on homosexuality, surviving the AIDs epidemic, and friendship is well-written and thought provoking. Tom rated it liked it Jan 29, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. Preview — Love Undetectable by Andrew Sullivan. I’m a fan for life after reading this. Andrew Sullivan traces a social history in public relations to AIDS and the position of homosexuals in society, an agonizing account of the death of a friend, and then makes an argument for re-evaluating the status and significance of friendship. They emerge as the foundation of a noble, Aristotle-approved gay culture of friendship. The Undetectable of the title is word play referring to very low levels of HIV antibodies in an AIDs patient; and to obscured emotional attachment.


We lose control or, rather, we cede control to another, trusting in a way we would undehectable otherwise trust, letting the other person sullkvan the deepest part of our being in their hands, with wndrew capacity to hurt it mortally. Speaking to heterosexual and homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the undetectble steps in that journey of survival.

He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a first in modern history and modern languages.

Especially the Essay ‘If love were all’- Its worth it to re-read. Please try again later.

Without his words and understanding, I do not know how I would have managed that event. Scholarly, impassioned, wide-ranging, and embattled, Love Undetectable is a book that is ultimately not about homosexuality or plague, but about humanity and mortality.

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Also by Andrew Sullivan. He interned at the Centre for Policy Studies, where he wrote a policy paper on the environment entitled Greening the Tories. Please provide an email address.