Ronald O. Valdiserri
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Gardening in Clay
Valdiserri, RonaldLast Updated: Aug-22-2006
- Kohn, Martin
Primary Category: Literature / Nonfiction
Genre: Collection (Essays)
A collection of twenty-six short essays about AIDS from two primary perspectives. Approximately one-third of the essays reflect on this physician-author’s personal response to his identical twin brother’s deterioration and eventual death from AIDS. The remaining essays reflect this pathologist/public health educator’s interest in confronting the epidemic on a societal/cultural level.
The author’s love of nature and gardening provides a sense of continuity throughout the book. The gentle yet strong voice of the author is very moving when sharing his personal experience. His voice, on occasion, becomes pedantic when addressing societal and public health concerns.