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Patrick Range McDonald is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles, California. He has dedicated his career to holding the powerful accountable and giving voice to the voiceless.

McDonald was a longtime staff writer at L.A. Weekly, one of the best alternative newspapers in the United States. His pull-no-punches investigative journalism earned him numerous honors, including “Journalist of the Year” from the Los Angeles Press Club, the prestigious “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

As an author, he co-wrote Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s memoir, The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles after Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial — a New York Times and Los Angeles Times best seller.

McDonald also penned Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. He details the inspiring, untold story about the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider, showing readers that ordinary people with passion and tenacity can change the world.

Currently, McDonald is practicing advocacy journalism as the senior researcher and website editor at Coalition to Preserve L.A. and AHF’s Housing is a Human Right campaign. He was the historical consultant for the documentary Keeping the Promise: AHF 30 Years.

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Home Patrick Range McDonald

Patrick Range McDonald is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles, California. He has dedicated his career to holding the powerful accountable and giving voice to the voiceless.

McDonald was a longtime staff writer at LA Weekly, one of the best alternative newspapers in the United States. His pull-no-punches investigative journalism earned him numerous honors, including “Journalist of the Year” from the Los Angeles Press Club, the prestigious “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

As an author, he co-wrote Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s memoir, “The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles after Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial” — a New York Times and Los Angeles Times best seller.

McDonald also penned “Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World.” He details the inspiring, untold story about the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider, showing readers that ordinary people with passion and tenacity can change the world.

Righteous Rebels:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Crusade to Change the World

In this thought-provoking portrait of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider, Patrick Range McDonald reveals the nonprofit’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles to its position today as a global leader in the fight to control HIV and AIDS. AHF’s inspiring story shows that ordinary people can change the world.

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