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Book Title: My Name is Mary: A Memoir|
The author of the book: Mary Fisher
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.87 MB
Edition: Scribner Book Company
Date of issue: January 9th 1996
ISBN 13: 9780684813059
Read full description of the books My Name is Mary: A Memoir:Mary Fisher's speeches were very powerful but her memoir was less so. Perhaps it was because this was the tapestry of a life rather than a call to action. Perhaps it was because, as mush as she'd hope to eschew the term, 'socialite' is a descriptor that fits Fisher well. Perhaps it is because her speeches were largely written by someone else.
That said, this book captures a time and America that is falling into the dusty and archaic past. It describes a time when the public fear and condemnation of the AIDS virus was at its peak, but still, somehow, the disease could still be written off as something that only afflicted "those people" -- gay, brown, poor. Mary Fisher brought an open discussion of AIDS into suburban white America.
And I also have to give Fisher credit. I am not religious, and much of her book details her relationship with God. I am not Republican, and the Republican party plays a large role in the memoir. Despite this, I was never put off my Fisher's writing or her message. She never wrote in a way that was exclusionary, and for this I commend her.
Read information about the authorMary Fisher’s life as an AIDS activist became more prominent with her heart-stopping speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention that hushed thousands of people in the hall and millions of others around the globe. That speech was published in Sleep With the Angels. She has since published another volume of speeches, I’ll Not Go Quietly, and her memoirs, My Name Is Mary. Her art has been exhibited across the county in galleries and shows and is on display at her studio in Nyak, New York. She lives near New York City with her two sons.
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