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Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

Written by Maggie Kneip

Narrated by Gabra Zackman


Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

Written by Maggie Kneip

Narrated by Gabra Zackman

ratings:
4.5/5 (133 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781515986881
Format:
Audiobook

Description

After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s New York City, Maggie's young marriage shatters when her "perfect" husband-a star editor at the Wall Street Journal-is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young children in a city electrified by paranoia about the new epidemic. Devastated by his betrayal, Maggie struggles to protect herself and her children from stigma, keeping the circumstances of her husband's death a secret for nearly twenty-five years. It is only when a journey of self-discovery aligns with her children's coming of age and a new world of sexual tolerance that she can finally embrace the truth and set herself free.



With a foreword by former Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Laura Landro and an afterword by psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins, who frequently appears on The Today Show, Now Everyone Will Know is an honest, unflinching memoir about the damaging nature of family secrets and an inspiring call to embrace every truth-the good, the bad, the ugly-that makes us who we are.
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781515986881
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    I liked this book a lot. It broke my heart, but I couldn’t put it down. It made me wonder what I would do in the same situation.
  • (2/5)
    Although the story was interesting, the writing was bland with too much “telling” and not enough “showing.”
  • (5/5)
    i didn’t want it to end.
    my 93 year old mother and i listened to it.
    though i am the audiobook junkie, and she could care less, she raved about this book. it is one of the most interesting and listenable books i’ve ever listened
    to. Just a great, great story, written in a way that really, really makes you care, and told with energizing, yet soothing narration!

    Without Gabras narration, this review might have been just the opposite. i love gabra! As all of us have learned, the narrator MAKES or BREAKS the book!!!
    Beautifully written and beautifully narrated
    AC in Baytown Texas
  • (4/5)
    Nicely written and told a story of pain and shame due to, mostly ignorance, that we all experienced in the 80s and the frenzies and scares and stigma related to AIDS. Heart breaking at the end when getting in touch with pain snd the necessity and courage to tell the truth comes after so many, many years. An important witness I recon and this book, I read it all at once. As an artist teacher I’ve found myself more and more telling young people about the era Aids stroke and it’s many victims, artists such as Haring, Warhol, Basquiat, and find disbelief in their faces when I explain these people were left isolated to die. Aids is real and making victims still today yet I had a few (thank God just a few) parents of the youngest one I talked to asking I will not include Aids, or artists that contracted this deadly disease, in my courses! Unbelievable. I hope this book is read by many as information makes us a better, hopefully, society.
  • (5/5)
    Raw emotion. Had tears streaming down my face. But reminded me of the strength of a women and how important it is to be grateful for even the simplest things in life!! Thank you for sharing!!
  • (4/5)
    Very endearing story of love, lost and living again ...
  • (5/5)
    This book is real. Pulls no punches. Makes you see that life can sometimes throw you a curve ball.
  • (5/5)
    Very interesting and moving read... gives a realistic view of the shame and stigma that people face dealing with the consequences of Aids...well done
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    great books I love this. . . . . .

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    This book was great. It should be a movie. If it isn't already.

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  • (4/5)
    This was a well-written and poignant listen regarding a perspective about which we rarely read or hear. It touches on the complicated and varied issues surrounding the early days of the AIDS crisis: the unknown nature of the disease, the stigma surrounding it, the homophobia that affected and still to a degree affects the response to the disease, as well as the shame and fear that forced so many to live secret lives, AIDS forcing that secret out into the open. Maggie Kneip subtly allows the reader to contemplate their own knowledge (or lack thereof), biases, feelings, and memories, if only hypothetical ones, as she recounts her journey through her own. Well worth the time, as well as the intellectual and emotional investment.