Review by Christopher Cappiello
AGAINST ALL ODDS
For many years, a memoir involving HIV/AIDS was, by definition, a story of inevitable loss. When game-show director/producer Randy Neece was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, he assumed that’s how his story would go. Almost 20 years later, however, thanks to medical advances, Neece is thriving, enjoying life with his longtime partner at Canyon View Ranch, the Malibu “doggie Disneyland” they operate together. Neece tells his moving story in Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, his candid and surprisingly humorous memoir that traces his life from his first awkward liaisons with the boy next door through his long battle to live with HIV.