Steven Schwartzberg, Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA
""Basing his work on interviews with 19 men living with AIDS, gay psychotherapist Schwartzberg discusses how HIV-positive gay men have been able to continue living meaningful lives."—Booklist"
""A Crisis in Meaning is precisely the book for which gay men have been eagerly waiting: a passionate yet balanced articulation of our struggles to make sense of a senseless epidemic and reconfigure meaning amid a culture of decimation. Steven Schwartzberg catalogues and astutely frames varied adaptations to HIV infection in insightful and lyrical prose, but allows the voices of men with HIV to claim center stage. In the tradition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Schwartzberg's compelling book breaks new ground in forcing the reader to confront the complex, surprising, and often heroic ways the human spirit responds to catastrophe."—Eric Rofes, author of Reviving the Tribe: Regenerating Gay Men's Sexuality and Culture in the Ongoing Epidemic"
""In elucidating more broadly the response of the gay community to the AIDS epidemic, Schwartzberg, who is gay, brings a proud, concerned personal perspective to bear. He defines the response as a three-phased, disbelief followed first by action and then by grief overload, and ends by making a strong case for managing the cumulative grief communally."—Kirkus Reviews"
""This is a book that had to be written, and Steve Schwartzberg has done a wonderful job of it. Schwartzberg skillfully blends psychological research and theory with the poignant, thoughtful accounts provided by men living with AIDS. A Crisis of Meaning sensitively probes the complex and often surprising effects that AIDS has had. The work will be an invaluable resource to researchers and clinicians, as well as a highly readable, sometimes disturbing, but always enlightening account of the impact of the AIDS crisis."—Shelley E. Taylor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles"
"[A Crisis of Meaning] is an important addition to the ever expanding list of writings about this modern-day holocaust. It illuminates the physiological and emotional ramifications faced by those who live with AIDS and HIV.... For those who are HIV-positive or the primary caretakers or families or friends of people with AIDS, the book offers a powerful insight into the numerous options for coping in this crisis."—he Los Angeles Times"