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"Eight Fought to Live: The Story of My AIDS Therapy Group, 1988-1990".

Florence Rosiello

Sedona, Arizona Apr 15, 2024 (Issuewire.com) - In the heart-wrenching narrative of "Eight Fought to Live: The Story of My AIDS Therapy Group, 1988-1990," Dr. Rosiello recounts the poignant journey of eight gay men grappling with the devastating effects of AIDS, alongside her own evolution as a psychoanalyst. Set against the backdrop of the late 1980s and early 1990s, a period marked by escalating AIDS statistics and widespread fear, Dr. Rosiello's account offers a deeply personal insight into the human spirit's resilience in the face of adversity.

With staggering statistics highlighting the severity of the AIDS crisis during the years in focus - 1988: 82,362 gay and bisexual men had AIDS, 1989: 100,000 gay and bisexual men had AIDS, and 1990: 307,000 gay and bisexual men had AIDS - Dr. Rosiello sheds light on the profound impact of the epidemic on the LGBTQ+ community. As the leader of an AIDS therapy group at the Gay Mens Health Crisis in New York City, Dr. Rosiello navigates the complexities of providing support and care to individuals facing terminal illness, including notable figures like AIDS activist and historian, Vito Russo.

What sets "Eight Fought to Live" apart is its raw authenticity and unwavering commitment to emotional honesty. Dr. Rosiello candidly shares the struggles, fears, and triumphs of each group member, illustrating the power of human connection and solidarity in the face of despair. The narrative captures the essence of a pledge made by the group members - a pledge to not just survive, but to live, and to support each other through every moment of their shared journey.

In a compelling addition to the book's narrative, Dr. Rosiello's radio interview with Emmy Award-winner Kate Delaney of America Tonight Radio offers further insight into the profound impact of the AIDS crisis and the invaluable lessons learned from her experiences with the therapy group. Delaney's probing questions and Dr. Rosiello's heartfelt responses provide a compelling companion to the book's narrative, enriching the reader's understanding of the human experience amidst tragedy.

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"Eight Fought to Live: The Story of My AIDS Therapy Group, 1988-1990" is a testament to the enduring power of human connection, resilience, and the importance of emotional authenticity in the face of adversity. Dr. Rosiello's poignant narrative serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, reminding us of the strength found in the community and the profound impact of compassion in times of crisis.

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Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

Published Date: February 2, 2024

ISBN-10: 1685628923

ISBN-13: 978-1685628925

Represented By: Great Writers Media

About the Author:

In 1988, Florence Rosiello, PhD, established her private practice in New York City, later relocating it to Sedona, Arizona in 2008. Her debut book, "Deepening Intimacy in Psychotherapy," was published in 2000 by Jason Aronson, Pub. Dr. Rosiello holds the distinction of being the Founder of both the Arizona Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Arizona Psychoanalytic Society, located in Phoenix, Arizona.

As a seasoned psychoanalyst, Dr. Rosiello is deeply committed to LGBTQ+ advocacy and mental health. With over thirty years of experience in the field, she offers a unique perspective in "Eight Fought to Live," drawing from her extensive background to illuminate the hu

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