Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Judd Winick
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A touching tribute, in graphic comic-book style, to the friendship shared by cartoonist Judd Winick and Pedro Zamora of MTV's Real World. The book explores the friendship of these very different friends and the legac
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- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
- Product dimensions:
- 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 - 17 Years
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THE SHUTTLE GUY
OCTOBER 12, 1994. IT WAS FOUR MONTHS AFTER WE FINISHED FILMING THE SHOW AND LEFT THE HOUSE, AND THREE MONTHS AFTER PEDRO WAS FIRST HOSPITALIZED. I WAS LEAVING L.A. TO GO SEE HIM IN MIAMI. THE AIRPORT SHUTTLES DRIVER SHOWED UP AT MY APARTMENT AND HE WAS, WELL, REMARKABLE.
"I BELIEVE WE HAVE A RENDEZVOUS."
HE WAS SO REFINED, SO PROPER, AS IF HE DROVE A HORSE AND CARRIAGE.
"WATCH YOUR HEAD AND PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE."
"SO WHERE DO YOUR TRAVELS TAKE YOU?"
"MIAMI! AN EXUBERANT PLACE. WHAT TAKES YOU THERE? BUSINESS OR PLEASURE?"
"I'M VISITING A SICK FRIEND."
"OH. I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT."
"YOU KNOW ... YOU'RE CARRYING A LOT OF DARKNESS AROUND YOU."
"DARKNESS. YOU'RE CARRYING IT ALL AROUND YOU ..."
"THAT'S NOT WHY YOU'RE GOING TO SEE YOUR FRIEND."
"YOU'RE THERE TO BRING IN THE LIGHT."
"YOU'RE THERE TO BRING THEM UP."
"I HEAR YA."
"'CAUSE Y'KNOW ..."
"YOU GOT TO GIVE BACK WHATYOU'VE BEEN GIVEN, MY FRIEND."
Meet the Author
Judd Winick has been cartooning professionally since age 16. He illustrated the Complete Idiot's Guide series, and wrote and illustrated the series Road Trip, which was nominated for an Eisner Award (comics' highest honor). Judd Winick lives in San Francisco with former Real World housemate, now life partner, Pam Ling.
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The Book that I read Pedro and Me. Is about a guy who has AIDS HIV Positive and how he tries to fight it. I think I would recommend this book to people because it has information on how you could learn more about AIDS. It is also about friendship and caring. In this book Pedro has so many people that care for, For example when he was at the hospital his friends were there to comfort him this means they actually did care for him. The good thing about the book it is made cartoons, so actually more people can enjoy reading it even more. I definitely agree that you will laugh and cry because it is such a beautiful and touching story. I have never before read a book with such emotions, and such intensity. I actually enjoyed reading this book
Pedro and Me Pedro and Me is a really good and teachable book. Judd Winnick wants to let you know his message throughout this book. In this book the most important subject he wants you to know is that no matter what you are or what you have, people will be there for you at all times. Also, he tries to change the lives of others by giving the reader lessons on AIDS throughout his friend Pedro. Who through the series of the Real World Pedro gave lessons on what he was experiencing with HIV positive. This book really teaches you something. I really suggest you if you are interested on being taught by a book by a real experience.
In the book Pedro & Me there are mostly two characters they are Judd and Pedro. Pedro is a person who is HIV positive and both Judd and Pedro auditioned to be in the ¿Real World¿. When Judd found out he was going to be living with a person who is HIV positive he freaked out. Their friendship grows and Judd helps Pedro to move on with his support. This is a really interesting book because it shows a lot of values in life and how to deal with difficult situations.
When I read this book, I hadn't seen the Real World San Fran at all. I had heard about it and seen a reunion with Judd and the other housemates. I heard of the book, and I picked it up, and I couldn't stop reading it until it was done. I definetly agree that you will laugh and cry because it is such a beautiful and touching story. I have never before read a book with such emotions, and such intensity. Even though I hadn't known him, I do feel like I lost a friend after reading that book.
I didn't see the Real World - San Francisco - until late 2000. Almost coincidentally I found out that Pedro Zamora had died, but that Judd Winick had just finished a book about their friendship. I bought it and read it in one setting - just could not put it down. It does a great job of both educating about safe sex, hiv and aids as well as filling in alot of what you didn't see on the Real World episodes. I guarantee you will laugh and cry.
This is an amazing tale of two people, their friendship and their lives. Judd Winick does an incredible job of letting the reader feel what he felt. I remember the Real World with Pedro and Judd. I remember when Pedro died and feeling like I had lost a friend. I had the exact same feeling reading this book. The world was better because of Pedro Zamora and reading this book reinforces why.