Free World AIDS Day 2015 Kindle Download for Five Days
Dec. 1-5 in All Time Zones
Paperback Book Signing @ Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, Palm Springs, CA – Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3-5 p.m.
Author/Activist Nicholas Snow is offering a free, worldwide digital download of his living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir—Life Positive: A Journey to The Center of My Heart—to inspire everyone participating in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and to further champion awareness of the importance of HIV testing.
Writes editor Kristin Johnson, “From Hollywood to Bangkok, to Bali and beyond, including Kuala Lumpur and Palm Springs — with profound expansion to Singapore, Mumbai and throughout all of Asia, and ultimately in 21 languages across the globe — Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart could easily be titled Eat, Pray, Disclose.”
While this written-as-he-lived-it story is truly global in nature, it was completed and edited in Snow’s current home of Palm Springs, California where he is grateful to be a client of Desert AIDS Project.
“This book is dedicated to the tens of millions of people in the world living with HIV, most of whom do not yet know their status; to everyone who fights for us; and to those who still fear us,” says Snow.
To participate, simply download the Kindle App (for Mac or Android) to any internet-connected, app-enabled smart phone, computer, tablet or other device. Then, any time from December 1st-5th, 2015 (in any time zone), visit www.LifePositiveBook.com (which redirects to book’s official Amazon.com page) to download your free Kindle copy. Subscribers to Amazon Prime may check out the book with their Kindle at anytime as allowed by their membership benefits.
Johnson continues, in her official synopsis…
“In Bangkok, Thailand, Hollywood’s primo promo homo on the go-go Nicholas Snow is eking out a modest living as a foreign correspondent, actor and media personality when, in a moment of personal desperation, he makes a decision that changes his life forever.
Decades into the AIDS pandemic and completely armed with the knowledge to protect himself, during a moment of passion with a man who is unaware of having HIV, Nicholas has a rare slip in his safer sex behavior and becomes HIV positive.
What might have been the end of a lifetime of dreams turns out to be only the beginning of a remarkable journey that Nicholas himself chronicles in real time as he is living it. Part 12-step-program 4th-step inventory, part reality-show-on-paper, this is the painful yet triumphant saga of how Nicholas Snow uses his own mistake as an opportunity to empower millions of people throughout the world by disclosing not only his HIV status, but his experience, strength and hope as well.”
Since going public with his HIV status at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Snow has become one of the world’s leading freelance proponents of HIV testing. His HIV Testing/Safer Sex Awareness anthem—The Power to Be Strong—and related campaign has reached millions of people, including on national television in Malaysia and Thailand. Snow visited Kuala Lumpur on behalf of the PT Foundation and Malaysian AIDS Council, generating media impressions reaching 2.5 million people—10% of Malaysia’s population. Snow’s song is in English, but the music video is available for viewing and sharing, subtitled in 21 languages on YouTube.
Snow is also the producer and host of the hit podcast, The Nicholas Snow Show, which in the summer of 2015 surpassed over 1.8 million total listens since premiering in late June 2012. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of A Return to Brokeback Mountain: Photos & Interviews from the Historic Hollywood Premiere (exclusively for Kindle users).
On the evening of Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, Desert AIDS Project will host its 2nd Annual Everyday Heroes event at the Camelot Theatres, to honor the volunteer efforts of “everyday people doing extraordinary things” for the clients of Desert AIDS Project. As an evening of heartwarming stories of people highly deserving of accolades, the evening begins with a champagne reception at 5:30. The awards program and entertainment by Nita Whitaker will begin at 6:30, followed by a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, compliments of Lulu California Bistro. Tickets are available online at desertAIDSproject.org.
This year’s Everyday Heroes include Bella Da Ball, local icon, social ambassador, and supporter of many local nonprofits; Kenny Jervis & Michael Crisp, who live both locally and in Las Vegas where they own a popular nightclub and have raised significant sums for D.A.P. through popular parties; Margie Lobley, a long-time volunteer with D.A.P., including 20 years of service at D.A.P.’s monthly Farmers Market through the Linsky Food Depot where clients receive fresh produce and other items to help stretch their food budget; and Nicholas Snow.
The evening’s inspiring entertainment will be provided by Nita Whitaker. As we learn from her official website, “This former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner is comfortable singing in any setting from an intimate club, to the arena stages as well as stage, television, and movies. She has been the guest performer at The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and actress Ruby Dee, sang duets with Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bolton. Sung also with Patti Austin, Broadway legend Ben Vereen, and has performed with Josh Groban, Michael Buble’and Chris Botti. Having David Foster as one of her mentors, she has performed and shared the stage with countless celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Adams. A work still unwritten, Nita continues to hone her skills as well as other creative ventures. She penned her first award winning memoir tittled, Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace.”
“We hope to see lots of our supporters at the Camelot, to help us honor these wonderful people,” continued Brinkman, “And although I expect the agency will be crowded earlier in the day with clients enjoying lots of activities that we have planned for them, I think this World AIDS Day is going to be different from any of them that have come before. This will be a day about looking back to remember those we’ve lost while looking ahead to a future that has never seemed brighter when it comes to the possibility of a world with AIDS.”
“I want to thank my friends and colleagues in journalism, activism, public relations and life for helping me promote the giveaway of my story,” says Snow. Those initially on board include Gilles Denizot, co-founder of The Red Ribbon Facebook page with close to half a million members; Chael Needle, editor of A&U, Amerca’s AIDS Magazines; super activist Kevin Maloney, founder of the RiseUpToHIV initiative; and PR gurus across the globe, including Karin Lohitnavy of MidasPR in Bangkok, Thailand; David Gray of Gray Public Relations and Marketing; and Snow’s longtime friends and collaborators, Matt Skallerud and Fabrice Tasendo of PinkBananaMedia.com.
Summing up his growing body of work, Snow explains, “My personal mission statement is to honor and express my creativity in a way that makes a difference.”
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MEDIA & ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS
These key media outlets and organizations have pledged to raise awareness of the free download, both leading up to and during the December 1-5, 2015, historic giveaway.
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