–from Five Quarts
In the national bestseller Sleep Demons, Bill Hayes took us on a trailblazing trip through the night country of insomnia. Now he is our guide on a whirlwind journey through history, literature, mythology, and science by means of the great red river that runs five quarts strong through our bodies.
Dave Hull, “The Hullabalooer,” is recognized as one of the most iconic of all the Top 40 DJs to ever spin the wax over 50,000 watts of AM radio power. The Hullabalooer lived every wacky plotline that we laughed with on WKRP in Cincinnati; he was there as the drama of personalities like Alan Freed changed the industry forever; and Dave Hull was…
This is also a personal voyage, in which Hayes recounts the impact of the vital fluid in his daily life, from growing up in a household of five sisters and their monthly cycles, to coming out as a gay man during the explosive early days of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, to his enduring partnership with an HIV-positive man.
As much a biography of blood as it is a memoir of how this rich substance has shaped one man’s life, Five Quarts is by turns whimsical and provocative, informative and moving. It will get under your skin.
From the Hardcover edition.