“I helped take care of John Andrew, my brilliant boss at The Wall Street Journal, at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, a barely remembered moment marked by fear and stigma and certain death. John died with extraordinary speed, leaving most unsaid. Now close to three decades later, his widow, Maggie Kneip, has recaptured John’s unique voice, while also chronicling, with honesty and courage, her struggle to accept the enduring mystery at the core of their relationship. A meditation on loss, forgiveness, and the ties that bind, Now Everyone Will Know is indelible.”
"Now Everyone Will Know is a heartbreaking yet ultimately triumphant tale of love, loss, betrayal—and redemption."
This is a book I just inhaled. I could not put it down. Maggie Kneip is a courageous and beautiful writer, willing to bare all the painful chapters in her life. There is something universal in her story. It will resonated with every woman who has something to hide—and that is most of us, myself included."
“Now Everyone Will Know is by turns surprising, heartbreaking, inspiring, and funny. Maggie Kneip’s story of love, loss, and betrayal will move you, and it will haunt you. Like Isabel Gillies and Marco Roth, Kneip writes of the secrets families keep, and the wreckage such secrets can cause. This is an important book, not just because it’s a fascinating memoir, but because it’s a powerful historical document about the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis and a moving meditation on the wages of love.”
Maggie’s unflinchingly honest memoir of loss, grief, and ultimately triumphant self-discovery is a book for anyone affected by the plague of AIDS, anyone who has struggled to process grief and make sense of the bewildering randomness of life and death.”
WESTPORT -- "I think shame is a very destructive sentiment," said Maggie Kneip, author of the memoir "Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life", published in November through Kneip's own Garden Street Books. "It doesn't get you anywhere. It makes you feel bad about yourself, simplistically, and I didn't want to live that way anymore." (Continue via link)
Visit the Marilu Henner Show archives for the full interview with Maggie Kneip.
On Wednesday, November 18th, the New York Post ran an interview with me about the stigma and shame that comes with a spouse's HIV diagnosis. Intervewed by Jane Ridley.
Westport author Maggie Kneip says for years she kept the cause of her husband’s death a closely held secret. She rarely talked about it except when she confided in close friends, family or in support groups. (Continue to link for full article.)