EDGE Review: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow

EDGE Review: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow

by Ellen Wernecke
EDGE New York City Contributor
Saturday Aug 4, 2007

Randall Neece never considered himself to be at risk for HIV–after all, at the time of his diagnosis in 1988, he had been monogamous for five years and was planning a wedding with his partner Joe.

But the struggle of the former child performer and television producer to face his own mortality and fight back against his disease, as chronicled in Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, will be familiar for fans of Paul Monette and others of the genre.

Neece’s surprising comeback, after a series of drug trials left him progressively weaker, is never fully explained (maybe his doctors don’t even know why it worked), but his decision–made together with his partner–to reshape his whole life should inspire even the most hardened pessimist.