The Lancet, the prestigious medical journal, gives high praise to Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. The book details the inspiring, untold story of the world’s largest AIDS organization, which provides free HIV treatment to underserved people in more than 40 countries.
Established in 1987 by a group of friends in Los Angeles, AIDS Healthcare Foundation has become a global leader in the fight to control HIV and AIDS. Led by co-founder and president Michael Weinstein, AHF has saved countless lives around the world — from the United States to Africa to Asia to Latin America to Europe.
Lancet book reviewer Robert Stirrups writes, “But how did this organization rise to such a prominent position? What lessons can be learned from its example? Journalist Patrick Range McDonald was granted a year of behind-the-scenes access to the organization to answer these questions, and his book Righteous Rebels was the result.”
Stirrups further notes, “McDonald has managed a deft balancing act with this book: on one hand providing a fascinating inside view of a billion-dollar non-profit organization, while on the other hand providing a history of both the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the AIDS crisis, full of human interest and compelling portraits of the major players in the organization.”
He adds, “However, this book was written with a larger purpose in mind: to inspire readers to take action and to provide a ‘blueprint for how anyone can absolutely change the world.'”