When We Rise

When We Rise

My Life in the Movement

Book - 2016
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The partial inspiration for a forthcoming ABC television miniseries from Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist Cleve Jones' memoir is a sweeping, profoundly moving account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle. TV tie-in.
Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316315432
Branch Call Number: ANF 306.766092 JON
Characteristics: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: My life in the movement


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rere3 Apr 16, 2017

I'm glad Mr. Jones wrote this book. It was necessary to show just how far the movement has come and the costs along the way. What's more is given the politics today it is a reminder of the power of community to effect change.

Dec 14, 2016

I take back everything I've written this year because this is decisively the most important book of 2016. While it has been a devastating year politically there have been many strong, life-altering books written by the likes of Colson Whitehead, Gloria Steinem and Irvine Welsh. Books, like music have a tendency to carry me through the dark times. And if seeing the rise of Donald Trump did not move you to tears and action then this piece most certainly will. I was starting to think I was dead inside until I read Gloria and Cleve and witnessed the shameful event on 11/9. I seriously have not cried this much since I first saw Steel Magnolias back in '89.

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