PEDRO AND ME : Friendship, Loss and What I Learned.

Winick, Judd.

ISBN 10: 0805064036 / ISBN 13: 9780805064032
Published by New York: Henry Holt, 2000.
Used Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover. From the back cover: 'when the HIV-positve AIDS educator appeared on MTV's The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedro's roommmate on the show was Judd Winick, a cartoonist from Long Island. They soon became close friends. Judd created 'Pedro and Me', a book in words and pictures, to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher, and most of all, an unforgettable human being. SIGNED by Winick in silver on the first page (which has a black background.) Fine (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 24175

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Title: PEDRO AND ME : Friendship, Loss and What I ...

Publisher: New York: Henry Holt, 2000.

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

"You are eighteen years old. You get up in front of a thousand people--your classmates, your friends, basically the people who make up your entire existence--and announce, 'I'm HIV positive.'"

Told entirely in sequential art, here is the story of the life-changing friendship between the author, a cartoonist from Long Island, and Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive AIDS activist, which was filmed day by day on MTV's Real World San Francisco.

As a speaker and educator, a guest on many talk shows (including Oprah), and when his tragic death received front-page coverage in the press, Pedro taught a generation that AIDS was not a punishment for moral defects or a mere killer that reduced humans to wraiths. Rather, he showed how those afflicted with the disease could live and love nobly with intelligence, humor and great humanity. Judd Winick's compelling memoir allows each of us to experience the vitally important message Pedro brought us.

Inspiring, moving, informative, and instantly accessible, Pedro and Me could become one of the books that defines a generation.

Review:

Without the third season of MTV's The Real World, set in San Francisco, Pedro Zamora would have lived and died quietly, a Cuban immigrant who became an AIDS educator after his HIV diagnosis at the age of 17. But in 1993, he and seven others were selected for the cast of The Real World, and Pedro's battle with AIDS, his irrepressible good nature, his love affair with Sean Sasser, and his growing friendship with his housemates would become public knowledge. When Pedro succumbed to complications of AIDS in November 1994, news of his death was carried on every major network and made international headlines. Thousands of letters arrived from around the world. Even President Clinton applauded Pedro's bravery in speaking out to young people about AIDS prevention and self-esteem. Judd Winick, a struggling cartoonist, had also been chosen for that season of The Real World, and became Pedro's roommate and close friend. His cartoon memoir tells the story of their friendship and serves as a vivid memorial to a bright-eyed and gifted man who made more of his 22 years of life than most of us could make of 80. --Regina Marler

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