Goodbye, I Love You
First released in hardcover in 1986, Good-bye, I Love You was the first widely acclaimed memoir of what was to become a continuing tragedy: death resulting from the AIDS virus. Since problems related to AIDS take an ever-increasing toll, th...more
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She just went along with everything as if what he was doing was okay. Yuck. She even moved to San Francisco with her ...more
The book is a true story. So what happens is that she finds this totally awesome guy, Gerald, that she really loves. He loves her and show tunes. So they get married and have kids. Then he says, "Hey! I am gay. Didn't I mention that?" The end was sad. I cried. I don't do that very often in books. But then again I read a lot of non-fiction about stuf ...more
Carol Lynn Pearson does a great job drawing a picture of her happiness, confusion and sorrow in this part of her life. I think there is a lot there people can relate to whether you've had close r ...more
I love her poems. And I have loved her poems since I was a little girl. Mostly because my mother loves her poems. Here is one (or an excerpt from one, I'm completely sure which) that she includes in the book:
It's time, Father,
For the gulls, I think.
My arms shake
From flailing my field.
The back cover summary of the book says:
Gerald Pearson had been honest with Carol Lynn about his homosexual past, but both of ...more
I definitely would not have read this book if it wasn't a book club pick. It was an interesting story, for sure. Especially considering my lack of exposure to homosexuality. It was pretty interesting, also, to consider the era and what was going on at the time in reference to homosexuality.
There are also some interesting notes on the author's feminism. It was good to get a perspective on some feminist thoughts that I had never considered or that I can't real ...more
But really. . . .very moving and thought provoking. Favorite lines include:
I believed implicitly in a Mormon version of the Cinderella story. If you keep yourself worthy and read the scriptures regularly and pray and fast ...more
When he contracts the HIV virus, in an a ...more
In fourth grade, in Gusher, Utah, I won four dollars in a school district essay contest on “Why We Should Eat a Better Breakfast.” And yes, this morning I had a bowl of my own excellent granola, followed by a hike in the hills near my home in Walnut Creek, California.
In high school I began writing in earnest. I have now in my files a folder marked “Poetry, ...more