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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Books by Andrew Sullivan.

Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival

It’s a thorough exploration of the concept of friendship through the pain and Sullivan’s collection of part-memoirs and part-essays on homosexuality, surviving the AIDs epidemic, and friendship is well-written and thought provoking. Sullivan delves deep into philosophy as he tries to unravel the complex threads set andreww 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 usllivan our homes, parents, and friendships.

Marcelo rated it it was amazing Feb 09, In three elegant essays, Sullivan Virtually Normal, reflects on his quest for love.

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. Sullivan’s homosexuals are different and, well, special, in a way that I’m not sure I agree with.

Return to Book Undeyectable. It is andew shame that this is not a well-known title; I stumbled upon the book serendipitously whilst trawling the Internet for free pdfs openlibrary. There was a problem adding your email address. He revisits Freud to seek the origins of homosexuality and reviews the works of Aristotle, St. Andrew Michael Sullivan is a Sulivan blogger, author, and political commentator.

He is the author of several books including Virtually Normal: 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 homosexuality than the years between Bloom and Sullivan might seem to suggest. Preview — Love Undetectable by Andrew Sullivan. Dwight Welch rated it really liked it Jun 09, As someone who lost my best friend a few years ago, this resonated with me on many levels. A powerful trio of essays on the 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 unddtectable of gays and their communities.


I think this dates the book, undetwctable though it’s not more than a decade old: About Love Undetectable “Sullivan offers [a] profound, often beautiful appreciation of friendship. He is a speaker at universities, colleges, and civic organizations in the United States, and a guest undetwctable national news and political commentary television shows in the United States and Europe.

Tom rated it liked it Jan 29, It’s a thorough exploration of the concept of friendship through the pain and loss he suffered after losing his good friend Patrick to AIDs. Speaking to heterosexual undetfctable homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the first steps in that journey of survival. The essay on why friendship is better than romantic love is one for the ages.

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Since the Freud essay is the entire middle of the book, this casts problems over the volume as a whole. The last essay on the topic of friendship was an incredibly powerful one and a recommended read sullivxn itself.

There are no undetectbale topics on this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sullivan and I don’t see eye to eye, but he is such an excellent writer, such an effective rhetorician, that I couldn’t help but be compelled by his arguments and ideas. Intensely personal and passionately political, Sullivan’s essays are not just about his own experiences but also a powerful testament to human resilience, faith, hope, and love.

Nov 17, Serene Lim rated it it was amazing. 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 underectable issues.


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.

Jan 09, Matthew rated it really liked it. Finally, the Freud business. In love, so many hazardous uncertainties in life are resolved: Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival. 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 I have been on goodreads for years and this is the first review I have bothered to write – I hope that stands testament to how strongly I urge you to read it!

Reflections on Friendship, Sex and Survival.

Love Undetectable

I wish I had more eloquent thoughts on this book, but these will have to do. He is one of the world’s most widely read bloggers.

Quotes from Love Undetectable 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. Always loved this book. Is sex at war or at peace with spirituality? Sullivan wrote his blog undetetable a year at Time Magazine, shifting on 1 February to The Atlantic, where it received approximately 40 million page views in the first year.

LOVE UNDETECTABLE by Andrew Sullivan | Kirkus Reviews

With its paradoxical sense of beauty amid pain, Love Undetectable has something of the quality of a war memoir. This might date me to this particular moment, but I don’t know that homosexuality is as not-normal as Sullivan describes it. Oct 26, Pages Buy. Erik rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Read it Forward Read it first.