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[EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman


Hospital Time

review Hospital Time ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hoffman became central to Riegle’s caregiving when he asked her to be his health care proxy and although she willingly chose to do this she explores her conflicting feelings about herself in this role and about her involvement with Riegle and his grueling struggle with hospitalization illness and finally death She tells of the waves of grief that echoed throughout her life awakening memories of other losses entering her dreams and fantasies and altering her relationships wi. Review originally posted on my livejournal account Why I Read It Reuired reading for my Religious Themes in Literature classThis is the second work of non fiction outside of textbooks that I ve read in as many years This is a disclaimer I want to make because having read so little non fiction will affect my review of this bookHospital Time chronicles Amy Hoffman s struggle while taking care of her friend Mike who s dying from AIDS It also touches upon Hoffman s frustrations with watching many of her friends within the gay community suffer and die of AIDSThis may potentially sound redundant but one of the most striking things about this memoir is how unflinchingly honest it is in all its facets Hoffman s contradictory and less than noble feelings regarding being Mike s caretaker her mourning process and her frustrations with the way other people mourn Mike s passing her less than flattering memories of Mike and his behaviour etc etc I have to applaud Hoffman s bravery for writing so honestly about herself and about others It can t be easy recognizing such undesirable traits within one s self nor could it have been easy putting out a book that talked about Mike so candidly when other people who loved him were probably still alive and potentially reading the bookWhile I really appreciate Hoffman s brutal honesty I m sad to say that I never really connected with her writing I can t put my finger on exactly what it was that didn t jive with me though She writes very fluidly jumping from scene to scene and rarely in any kind of chronological order It felt very stream of consciousness like Hoffman wrote things down as she remembered them and left it that way I don t think it was the unchronological order that threw me off though it just felt like I don t know Like it was TOO personal It feels like you re RIGHT in Hoffman s head and while I can appreciate that from afar it somehow hampered my reading experienceFinal Verdict If you re at all interested in reading literature concerned with the AIDS epidemic I wholeheartedly suggest reading this It s a very intimate look at a woman s struggle to cope being a care giver for her friend with AIDS and not doing so completely selflessly Hoffman s brutal honesty is easily the highlight of this book and is something I applaud Hoffman for there s no way writing and coming to terms with the stuff Hoffman does could have been easy Despite this though I still didn t find myself really connecting with the book though I m still not sure why Either way it was a fairly engaging read and I m not sorry to have read it Rayleigh Through Time years This is a disclaimer I want to make because having read so little non fiction will affect my review of this bookHospital Time chronicles Amy Hoffman s struggle while taking care of her friend Mike who s dying from AIDS It also touches upon Hoffman s frustrations with watching many of her friends within the gay community suffer and die of AIDSThis may potentially sound redundant but one of the most striking things about this memoir is how unflinchingly honest it is in all its facets Hoffman s contradictory and less than noble feelings regarding being Mike s caretaker her mourning process and her frustrations with the way other people mourn Mike s passing her less than flattering memories of Mike and his behaviour etc etc I have to applaud Hoffman s bravery for writing so honestly about herself and about others It can t be easy recognizing such undesirable traits within one s self nor could it have been easy putting out a book that talked about Mike so candidly when other people who loved him were probably still alive and potentially reading the bookWhile I really appreciate Hoffman s brutal honesty I m sad to say that I never really connected with her writing I can t put my finger on exactly what it was that didn t jive with me though She writes very fluidly jumping from scene to scene and rarely in any kind of chronological order It felt very stream of consciousness like Hoffman wrote things down as she remembered them and left it that way I don t think it was the unchronological order that threw me off though it just felt like I don t know Like it was TOO personal It feels like Biggles Flies East you re RIGHT in Hoffman s head and while I can appreciate that from afar it somehow hampered my reading experienceFinal Verdict If Letters to Chloe you re at all interested in reading literature concerned with the AIDS epidemic I wholeheartedly suggest reading this It s a very intimate look at a woman s struggle to cope being a care giver for her friend with AIDS and not doing so completely selflessly Hoffman s brutal honesty is easily the highlight of this book and is something I applaud Hoffman for there s no way writing and coming to terms with the stuff Hoffman does could have been easy Despite this though I still didn t find myself really connecting with the book though I m still not sure why Either way it was a fairly engaging read and I m not sorry to have read it

Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman

review Hospital Time ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hospital Time is a memoir about friendship family and caregiving in the age of AIDS Amy Hoffman a writer lesbian activist and former editor of Gay Community News chronicles with fury and unflinching honesty her experience serving as primary caretaker for her friend and colleague Mike Riegle who died from AIDS related complications in 1992 Hoffman neither idealizes nor deifies Riegle whom she portrays as a brilliant man devoted prison rights activist and very difficult friend. This book wasrough I cried multiple times but not sob crying Just with uiet understanding or at least some extent of it In this book Hoffman is brutally honest And it hit me so often because I saw similar fears to mine placed in a wildly different situation And she announced them to the world she announced that she was mad at Michael that she was jealous of his other friends and didn t remember his friendship as light and easy He was a strong man a dedicated one but also an asshole she said that even though he died of AIDS And I don t think that s bad I think it s brave She portrayed that AIDS is not some tragic event that turns people into angels It s hell it s misery and suffering and it kills regular real people Often gay men It leaves many lesbians behind to mourn their friends just as she did And she never believed that there was some higher purpose that his spirit lived on only his memory And as someone torn between spirituality and realism that hit me as profound I think I ll end my forensics piece of this with the section about the Great Blue Heron after his memorial a friend spotted the bird and announced that it had to be his spirit And Hoffman writes I wish than anything I believed that

Amy Hoffman â 5 review

review Hospital Time ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Th friends family and even total strangers Hoffman’s memoir gives voice to the psychological and emotional havoc AIDS creates for those in the difficult role of caring for the terminally ill and it gives recognition to the role that lesbians continue to play in the AIDS emergency A foreword by Urvashi Vaid former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force offers a meditation on the politics of AIDS and the role of family in the lives of lesbians and gay m. This book was so honest it was hard to read Its a glimpse into the lives and communities of people who have AIDS and are dying The writer had to go through all these complicated feelings about herself and guilt and motivation and all kinds of other things The main man had to go through an unending relationship with pain and trying to be himself despite his body rapidly deteriorating He was a prison book programmer out in Massachusettes It was interesting to have connection to the people who 25 years later are still packing knowing that this man was one of them and he is in a book Lately I have been feeling like established people are not that far away and that someday I will bump into my literary heroesAlso one main idea that I got out of this book is so obviously happening The idea of the friend family vs the blood family And how all the stigma surrounding AIDS can create a family outcasting that leads to your friends cleaning up your shit and your family just showing up for the funeral and your friends trying to be polite to them It s so effing sad Biggles Flies East years later are still packing knowing that this man was one of them and he is in a book Lately I have been feeling like established people are not that far away and that someday I will bump into my literary heroesAlso one main idea that I got out of this book is so obviously happening The idea of the friend family vs the blood family And how all the stigma surrounding AIDS can create a family outcasting that leads to Letters to Chloe your friends cleaning up Ford County your shit and Johannes Cabal the Necromancer your family just showing up for the funeral and Academia Obscura your friends trying to be polite to them It s so effing sad

  • Paperback
  • 168
  • Hospital Time
  • Amy Hoffman
  • English
  • 19 February 2019
  • 9780822319207

7 thoughts on “[EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman

  1. says: Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman Amy Hoffman â 5 review review Hospital Time

    review Hospital Time [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman This book wasrough I cried multiple times but not sob crying Just with uiet understanding or at least some extent of it In this book Hoffman is brutally honest And it hit me so often because I saw similar fears t

  2. says: [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman

    Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman Amy Hoffman â 5 review [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman The description was better than the book itself I feel like she had so much to work with so much material given her situation but instead she wrote very dryly often about irrelevant things She barely paints a portrait of Mike the AID

  3. says: Amy Hoffman â 5 review Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman review Hospital Time

    [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman I am not having a good start with my 2019 books Must rectify thatThe description of the book is uite misleading to the content

  4. says: review Hospital Time [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman Amy Hoffman â 5 review

    [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman Review originally posted on my livejournal account Why I Read It Reuired reading for my Religious Themes in Literature classThis is the second work of non fiction outside of textbooks that I've read in as many years This is a disclaimer I want to make because having read so little non fiction will affect my review of this bookHospital Time chronicles Amy Hoffman's struggle while taking care of her friend Mike who's dying from AI

  5. says: [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman

    Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman Amy Hoffman â 5 review [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman This book was so honest it was hard to read Its a glimpse into the lives and communities of people who have AIDS and are dying The writer had to go through all these complicated feelings about herself and guilt and motivation and all kinds of other things The main man had to go through an unending relationship with pain and trying to be himself despite his body rapidly deteriorating He was a prison book programmer out

  6. says: [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman

    [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman Read & Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Amy Hoffman review Hospital Time I teach a unit about AIDS in the US in the 1980s and 1990s in my LGBT class I have been struggling with the uestion of how to teach 17 21 year olds about the pre treatment AIDS crisis This was one really good answer to the uestion How can I l

  7. says: [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman

    [EBOOK FREE] (Hospital Time) by Amy Hoffman Gritty confessional painful and true Delves into chosen families AIDS sociology of medicine and the nature of interpersonal relationships

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