Associated Press - January 9, 2012
London, United Kingdom (AP) - Elton John is writing his first
book, a personal account of the AIDS crisis.
The musician says "Love is the Cure: Ending the Global Aids
Epidemic" will include memories of friends who died of
AIDS-related illnesses, including Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
British publisher Hodder & Stoughton says the book will be
published in July along with an audio book read by the British
pop star. The U.S. publisher is Little, Brown.
Proceeds will go to the Elton John's AIDS Foundation.
John said Monday the book would ask why more is not being done to
cure the disease.
He said 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."