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Elton John Signs Book Deal

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Elton John has signed a deal with Little, Brown & Company to write his very first book about his experience in fighting the spread of AIDS around the world. Throughout ‘Love Is The Cure’ John, who is 64, will be sharing very personal stories about his life during the AIDS epidemic.

As the New York Times reports, this book will also discuss his agony at seeing friend after friend perish needlessly. Why a greater effort has not been made to cure the disease is John’s biggest question and one he intends to answer and help change by writing this book. A longtime AIDS activist, John is the founder of the Elton John Aids Foundation, which he established in 1992.

According to Newser, John will also include memories about his friend, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. His death helped solidify the pianist’s belief that “AIDS is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine but by changing hearts and minds and through a collective effort to break down social barriers.”

‘Love Is The Cure’ is on the schedule for a July street date. Meanwhile, John’s lawyer confirms that unlike many of his peers (Keith Richards, Sammy Hagar, Pete Townshend) John has no plans to write a memoir at this time.

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