Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Journalist of Castro StreetThe Life of Randy Shilts$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andrew E. Stoner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042485

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober

Chapter:
(p.144) Chapter 9 Clean and Sober
Source:
The Journalist of Castro Street
Author(s):

Andrew E. Stoner

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0010

Shilts finally addresses his addiction to alcohol and marijuana, including in-patient rehabilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous. Shilts grapples with the death of his friend Gary Walsh from AIDS, and the unexpected death of his mother. Shilts offers a first-person account of physical abuse he suffered as a child for an anthology edited by actor Suzanne Somers. Shilts is passed over for inclusion in the documentary version on the life of Harvey Milk, while rights sold to his Milk bio languish and a film is never produced.

Keywords:   personal diary writing, living sober, alcoholism, marijuana use, And the Band Played On, adult survivors of abuse, Suzanne Somers, homosexual scorn, Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, Progressive magazine, HIV transmission, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Washington Post, Woodstein, Mayor of Castro Street, book writing process, Gus Van Sant, Milk, Dustin Lance Black, Cleve Jones, Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Critic’s Choice Awards, The Times of Harvey Milk, documentary making, film options

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.