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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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His final essay on friendship is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever read on friendship, though.

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I don’t think this works for a model of homosexuality in general–I mean, I hope it doesn’t, since it brings us closer to a sort of Alan Blooming of undetectavle than the years between Bloom and Sullivan might seem to suggest. Speaking to heterosexual and homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the first steps in that journey of survival.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Especially the Essay ‘If love were all’- Its worth it to re-read. Sullivan wrote his blog for a year at Time Magazine, shifting on 1 February to The Atlantic, where it received approximately 40 million page views in the first year.

He is a speaker at universities, colleges, and civic organizations in the United States, and a aullivan on national news and political commentary television shows in the United States and Europe.

Also by Andrew Sullivan. The plague has ended, though the disease continues. Sullivan attempts to revive a view of friendship that is seemingly lost in our sex or romance obsessed world.

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Maya rated it liked it Apr 13, A logical thread leads unobtrusively away from the theme of promiscuity discussed by Sullivan in his first essay, to the stable homosexual-personality construct of the second, to the sex-free discipline of responsible gay friendship rounding out the third.


Read it Forward Read it first. We lose control or, rather, we cede control to another, trusting in a way we would never otherwise trust, letting the other person hold the deepest part of our being in their hands, with the capacity to hurt it mortally.

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.

Richard Pratt rated it really liked it Jun 30, Sullivan delves deep into philosophy as he tries to unravel the complex threads set by Freud on one spectrum and the reparative therapists on the other to determine what is homosexuality, how it was forced to appear on the surface, and how it’s influenced by our homes, parents, and friendships.

Andrew rated it liked it Dec 19, Preview — Love Undetectable by Andrew Sullivan. Andrew Sullivan was born in southern England on August 10, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Eye opening and insightful on a level I never expected. He is the author of several books including Virtually Normal: Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you.

Auden to define friendship for a contemporary, post-plague world. Looking for More Great Reads? Jen rated it really liked it Jun 09, Without his words and understanding, I do not know how I would have managed that event. A powerful trio of essays on sullivqn subjects of love, sex, solidarity, and friendship, and an insightful look into the battle of HIV and AIDS in the United States as well as the uprising of gays and their communities.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. To ask other readers questions about Love Undetectableplease sign up. Not always in agreement with Sullivan’s politics but he was spot-on with the references and brilliant observations made in this book. Always loved this book. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


He is the former editor of The New Republic. Sullivan constructs a gay normalcy that, oxymoronically, remains to the delight, surely, of most gay men —resiliently subversive and elusive. See all books by Andrew Sullivan. Kevin Bradley rated it liked it Aug 22, This cession of control is a deeply terrifying thing, which is why we crave it and are drawn to it like moths to the flame, and why we have to trust it unconditionally. He’s very invested in a wider application of the kind of homosexuality that he knew: I alternate between a sense of enrapturement and annoyance with Sullivan.

I do find his descriptions of the specialness of his friends to be a little bit much–it’s obvious that he moved in elite circles, indeed, and I think that this clouds his judgment about some of the book’s issues.

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Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival

Sep 07, Jeff rated it liked it. Jul 04, Simone rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Yndetectable. The last essay on the topic of friendship was an incredibly powerful one and a recommended read by itself. There are some very interesting points in this book, and some that, even though I know that they are coming, I still find disappointing.