Sunday, January 27, 2019

Terrence McNally's ten desert island books

Terrence McNally is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter.

One of his ten favorite books, as shared at
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette

Paul Monette’s memoir is a devastating account of his encounter with a disease that would kill him. It is so intimate and personal that I often felt I was reading someone’s diary and was ashamed to be committing such a gross invasion of another person’s privacy. Paul Monette was not a careless man. He wanted us to know and remember what AIDS did to him. He succeeded more than he could ever have realized. Books about what it means to be human have no expiration date.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue