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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In a work destined to be as controversial as his first book, Sullivan takes on religious authorities and gay activists; talks candidly about his own promiscuity and search for love; revisits Freud in the origins of homosexuality; and makes one of the more memorable modern cases for elevating the virtue of friendship over the satisfactions of 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.

Is homosexuality genetic or environmental? Refresh and try again. Jan 09, Matthew rated it really liked it.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. About Love Undetectable “I intend to be among the first generation that survives this disease. Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British blogger, author, and political commentator.

Apr 17, Michael Meeuwis rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in. Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you. Allison Grace rated it liked it Jun 12, He revisits Freud to seek the origins of homosexuality and reviews the works of Aristotle, St. Read it Forward Read it first. Auden to define friendship for a contemporary, post-plague world.


This is by far the most successful piece of writing I have encountered in tackling the complexities of humanity. His final essay on friendship is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever read on friendship, though.

I mainly wanted to read this because of andrdw lovely piece on Brain Pickings about one of these essays. Undetecyable feel that, in years to come, this might be the insta-skip section of this book–don’t look for the essay in “The Portable Andrew Sullivan,” coming !

Ross Aronowitz rated it really liked it Dec 28, Sullivan attempts to revive a view of friendship that is seemingly lost in our sex or romance obsessed world. Mark sullvian it really liked it Sep 08, Apr 11, Jean rated it it was ok Shelves: He received a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.


Sullivan offers a moving defense of the open gay male urban sexual culture and his participation in it. 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. Andrew Sullivan, an erudite gay man who became HIV positive, knows of what he writes. lkve

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We lose all this in the arms of another. Jul 04, Simone rated it really liked it Shelves: This might date me to this particular moment, but I don’t know that homosexuality is as not-normal as Sullivan describes it. In three elegant essays, Sullivan Virtually Normal, reflects on his quest for love.


Maya rated it liked it Apr 13, Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival. In love, we give ourselves up to each other. Bruno Lages rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Quotes from Love Undetectable Jen rated it really liked it Jun 09, Sullivan’s last essay extols the virtues of friendship, elevating platonic love over the romantic, as he memorializes his best friend, who died of AIDS.

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Kennedy School of Government. Speaking to heterosexual and homosexual audiences alike, this book is about the first steps in that journey of survival.

The plague has ended, though the disease continues. It will give you a new vocabulary for talking about friendship.

Ignoring that, Sullivan goes through universally acknowledged feelings that are deeply relatable; effective as they are affective. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Finally, the Freud business. Arup rated it did not like it Oct 21, He interned at the Centre for Policy Studies, where he wrote a policy paper on the environment entitled Greening the Tories. Pro and Con, and Love Undetectable: Inspired by Your Browsing History.