The Naked Truth



The Naked Truth The surprisingly hopeful story of how a straight, nonpromiscuous, everyday girl contracted HIV and how she manages to stay upbeat, inspired, andpositive about life than ever beforeAt nineteen years of age, Marvelyn Brown was lying in a stark white hospital bed at Tennessee Christian Medical Center, feeling hopeless A former top track and basketball athlete, she was in the best shape of her life, but she was battling a sudden illness in the intensive care unit Doctors had no idea what was going on It never occurred to Brown that she might be HIV positive.Having unprotected sex with her Prince Charming had set into swift motion a set of circumstances that not only landed her in the fight of her life, but also alienated her from her community Rather than give up, however, Brown found a reason to fight and a reason to live The Naked Truth is an inspirational memoir that shares how an everyday teen refused to give up on herself, even as others would forsake her More, it s a cautionary tale that every parent, guidance counselor, and young adult should read. Read The Naked Truth – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Naked Truth
  • Marvelyn Brown
  • English
  • 13 July 2018
  • 0061562394

15 thoughts on “The Naked Truth

  1. Rebecca McNutt says:

    The Naked Truth is a very important book, not only for blowing the many misconceptions about HIV AIDS out of the water, but also for showing that this illness can affect almost anybody, even at the prime of their life Deeply emotional and inspirational, Brown s book is beautifully written and she s a really powerful and strong narrator, telling her story in the face of prejudice, stigma and fear, and overcoming the odds even when they were stacked against her Her memoir is disturbing, because she c The Naked Truth is a very important book, not only for blowing the many misconceptions about HIV AIDS out of the water, but also for showing that this illness can affect almost anybody, even at the prime of their life Deeply emotional and inspirational, Brown s book is beautifully written and she s a really powerful and strong narrator, telling her story in the face of prejudice, stigma and fear, and overcoming the odds even when they were stacked against her Her memoir is disturbing, because she could easily be any one of us and is just like us as readers, a normal person whose life was going very well, but overall the book is uplifting and engaging, making readers think while also allowing Brown to share her own personal experience living as an HIV positive woman.While HIV AIDS isn t as big of a deal or as widely politicized as it was in the 1980 s and even 1990 s, The Naked Truth is still just as important today as it ever was, andgene...

  2. Demetria says:

    This memoir is written by a 24 year old woman who is HIV positive I was SHOCKED to learn that in 2003 in the United States, when the author was 19 years old and discovered she was HIV positive, she was unaware that HIV was a sexually transmitted disease How on earth does that happen I was just so shocked by that I m determined to make sure my nieces, nephews and cousins know what s what.The rest of Marvelyn Brown s story quite interesting as well and serves as a testament to the This memoir is written by a 24 year old woman who is HIV positive I was SHOCKED to learn that in 2003 in the United States, when the author was 19 years old and discovered she was HIV positive, she was unaware that HIV was a sexually transmitted disease How on earth does that happen I was just so shocked by that I m determin...

  3. Nandi Crawford says:

    Although I am not quite done with this book, I really like it Although I know no one with this, I feel empathy for what this woman has to go through on a daily basis To be honest, every young wannabe man, wannabe woman, boy anyone who can read and reading urban lit, NEED to read this book No ifs...

  4. Winter Sophia Rose says:

    Touching, Honest Inspirational An Eye Opening Read I Loved It

  5. Betty says:

    Title The Naked Truth Young, Beautiful, and HIV PositiveAuthor Marvelyn BrownGenre Nonfiction, memoir Setting Most of the book is set in Tennessee, but parts in other places, from New York City, to Jamaica, to Hollywood, to South Africa Although it s clear that Marvelyn is working hard to survive and educate others and her life as an HIV activist does not seem to me at all glamorous.Reason for Reading Last fall my sweetheart and I found a few boxes of free books on the side of the street We both have a weakness for free b Reason Title The Naked Truth Young, Beautiful, and HIV PositiveAuthor Marvelyn BrownGenre Nonfiction, memoir Setting Most of the book is set in Tennessee, but parts in other places, from New York City, to Jamaica, to Hollywood, to South Africa Although it s clear that Marvelyn is working hard to survive and educate others and her life as an HIV activist does not seem to me at all glamorous.Reason for Reading Last fall my sweetheart and I found a few boxes of free books on the side of the street We both have a weakness for free books He picked up the book at that time Once I began this project he recommended this book to me as he had found it to be eye opening Relevance to the Project Book 18 for my 5o book challenge I ve really been enjoying reading memoirs for this project I ve been...

  6. Alicia says:

    I didn t expect to get so drawn in to this autobiography of Marvelyn Brown, a beautiful black woman who at nineteen was diagnosed with HIV She succinctly describes her life growing up, how she wastomboy than academic and how her mother favored her younger sister over her Then, as sexual encounters increased and she fell in love she then became sick and spent two weeks in the hospital in the 1990s where she was then diagnosed At that point, HIV wasn t discussed much, especially in sex I didn t expect to get so drawn in to this autobiography of Marvelyn Brown, a beautiful black woman who at nineteen was diagnosed with HIV She succinctly describes her life growing up, how she wastomboy than academic and how her mother favored her younger sister over her Then, as sexual encounters increased and she fell in love she then became sick and spent two weeks in the hospital in the 1990s where she was then diagnosed At that point, HIV wasn t discussed much, especially in sex ed...

  7. Suzanne says:

    I can see the value in this book for YAs, but that didn t make me ever warm up to the subject of the memoir It is worthwhile to get the message out there to heterosexual young people that HIV doesn t discriminate but I didn t enjoy Marvelyn Brown s voice and some of her attitudes.

  8. Kesha says:

    I enjoyed this book The first night that I purchased it I stayed up late to read 11 chapters I was fascinated by the authors story about the poor choices that lead to her HIV positive status and the road to how she got there I also enjoyed learning what life is like for someone who is living and loving while positive Now, with that said, I did, however, find myself being upset with her Although she was positive she continued to make poor choices the girl was havingsex HIV positive th I enjoyed this book The first night that I purchased it I stayed up late to read 11 chapters I was fascinated by the authors story about the poor choices that lead to her HIV positive status and the road to how she got there I also enjoyed learning what life is like for someone who is living and loving while positive Now, with that said, I did, however, find myself being upset with her Although she was positive she continued to make poor choices the girl was havingsex HIV positive than me the same types of choices that lead to her positive status in the first place One thing she made clear in the book is that she struggled with insecurity and although I know what that can do to a person, I still found myself a little miffed with her I also did not like the way the book ended After saying over and over again that she learned her lesson, then proving that she had not, the book ends with her miraculously being cured of all her emotional ills and finally learning her ...

  9. Emily says:

    I really believe that this book can relate to anyone who doesn t know a lot about HIV AIDS It read very fast and included enough information to really help people understand I feel like it should be in the Young Adult section and required reading for teens Her story is so sad but I think that a lot of teens go through very similar things I wasn t really impressed with the way she handled her job situations You would think that someone who really had to have medical insurance in order to liv I really believe that this book can relate to anyone who doesn t know a lot about HIV AIDS It read very fast and included enough information to really help people understand I feel like it should be in the Young Adult section and required reading for teens Her story is so sad but I think that a lot of teens go through very similar things I wasn t really impressed with the way she handled her job situations...

  10. Nanaz says:

    Honest portrayal of a girl who is infected with HIV Spoiler alert the guy who gave it to her knew he had it but did not tell her before they had sex She talks about how little people in her TN town knew about AIDS When people found out she had HIV, she talks about the true friends who were on her side and the ones who treated her poorly From having drinks splashed in her face to be criticized for glamourizing the illness, she talks about her daily life dealing with HIV She is not always co Honest portrayal of a girl who is infected with HIV Spoiler alert the guy who gave it to her knew he had it but did not tell her before they had sex She talks about how little people in her TN town knew about AIDS When people found out she had HIV, she talks about the true friends who were on her side and the ones who treated her poorly From having drinks splashed in her face to be criticized for glamourizing the illness, she talks about her daily life dealing with HI...

  11. Nicole says:

    I made all my nieces and nephews and any other person that I could read this book So many people including the author think that it will never happen to them or worst yet, don t think at all Uh, well it did It s so important to educate, educate, and educate someHaving said that, I really feel that Miss Brown didn t fully appreciate the gravity of her situation She just came across as being rather shallow To be fair, she is rather young but her demeanor was a turn off Overall, I th I made all my nieces and nephews and any other person that I could read this book So many people including the author think that it will never happen to them or worst yet, don t think at all Uh, well it did It s so important to educate, educate, and educate someHaving said that, I really feel that Miss Brown didn t fully appreciate the gravity of her situation She just came across as being rather shallow To be fair, she is rather young but her demeanor was a turn off Overall, I think this could ...

  12. Jess Witkins says:

    Marvelyn Brown is a HIV AIDS activist educating others with her story of learning she was HIV positive I really enjoyed Marvelyn s book and hearing her story in her own words She was so relatable, craving the same att...

  13. Jen says:

    This is an important book Marvelyn Brown s story of how she contracted HIV is heartbreaking, but the message is hopeful and motivating This is a must read for teens, who make up the largest percentage of new HIV cases in the US Check it out

  14. Mae says:

    A very raw autobiography of a young lady who made a simple decision that changed her life forever Taking life for granted, taking herself for granted, Marvelyn s choice lead to her contracting HIV Uneducated at first about what that really means, Marvelyn takes the reader through what lead to the diagnosis, how she learned about her contracting the disease, how she handled it, and how it drove her to change all that she knew about herself Through the rawness you can see the ignorance of socie A very raw autobiography of a young lady who made a simple decision that changed her life forever Taking life for granted, taking herself for granted, Marvelyn s choice lead to her contracting HIV Uneducated at first about what that really means, Marvelyn takes the reader through what lead to the diagnosis, how she learned about her contracting the disease, how she handled it, and how it drove her to change all tha...

  15. Day Sibley says:

    The story takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, discussing Marvel s childhood up until she became affected with HIV when she was nineteen years old I m not going to say too much about the book because I want you to read it for yourself It s perfect However, I doubt it would take you long as it did for me.The book was written because Marilyn knew that you can t control what people say let alone think about you when you die For having written this book, she wanted people to know how she The story takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, discussing Marvel s childhood up until she became affected with HIV when she was nineteen years old I m not going to say too much about the book because I want you to read it for yourself It s perfect However, I doubt it would take you long as it did for me.The book was written because Marilyn knew that you can t control what people say let alone think about you when you die For having wri...

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