"In a sense, remaining hidden perpetuates the stigma and it allows it to grow even further, without any correction or adjustment. The more people who come out about having this disease, the less people will be eager to make fun of or ostracized them, and the less shameful it becomes" ~Rich Mancuso.
I can't love those two sentences enough!!!! I have found so much truth in them since I became open about my HSV status.
"A must-read for everyone. We should all have a better understanding of what our friends, relatives, and neighbors have been going through silently."
A brave personal account of the reality of life with HSV. Rich faces the stigma, naysayers, and supporters alike by putting it all out there, in your face, with purpose and pride. This relatable account is shared with humor, facts and experience in hopes to reach you, whether you have HSV or know someone that does, offering hope to end discomfort and an antiquated stigma. A must read! Thank you for being brave and standing up for the millions suffering in shame and silence.
"An unapologetic, yet humorous perspective of reality and finding peace with it. Kicking stigmas in the junk one bitch slap at a time...
I love it."
"Your book was really good. I could not put it down."
'Your book gave me chills and made me cry. I couldnt put it down."
One of the most honest, courageous and informative personal stories that I have ever had the privilege of experiencing.
This is a must read for the generations. Young adults, parents , middle aged and those of you in your senior years. Knowledge is power! Become empowered and know that there are choices , informed decisions and a solution that can help save millions of lives today and for future generations.
“It is a Big Deal!” HSV now ,could be a thing of the past!
I just finished reading this book.
This book is amazing.
Everyone should read it.
I was truly surprised by all of this. It's like a whole other world that I had no idea about. I'm glad I got your book but now I want to hear more...
Thank you Rich Mancuso for being brave enough to write this book!! A candid story about your journey of receiving a functional cure has provided a light at the end of a previously dark tunnel. You touch on many different facets surrounding this disease; you break the ice and make it easy and relatable to speak about your experience with herpes. An easy read, I finished it in a day.
I absolutely recommend this book to anyone whose life has been effected by herpes, and to those who want to learn more about the disease. A+
"Asking For A Friend" was a great read. Gives you a firsthand look at what someone with Herpes goes through in their lives. I admire Rich's bravery in putting out this very personal book and saying to hell with the "stigma." Kudos to you.