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Writer Paul Monette on Coming Out and His Recent Diagnosis

Monette's book "Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir," published in 1988, was one of the first memoirs to be published about AIDS. It told the story of his lover's two year struggle with AIDS. Since then, Monette has watched another lover die of AIDS, and has been diagnosed with AIDS himself. Monette's new memoir about his life before he came out of the closet at the age of 25 is called "Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story."

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Other segments from the episode on July 20, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 20, 1992: Interview with Paul Monette; Interview with Edward Jones; Review of Joseph Brodsky's book "Watermark."

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