Ma place au soleil: 30 ans de vie commune avec le SIDA - by Jean-Jacques Simon

By Jean-Jacques Simon

« Cet homme grand et volubile a un parcours à part. »
Libération

À 30 ans, Jean-Jacques Simon, dit Jako, est toxicomane. Il ne connaît que les squats et los angeles felony, jusqu’au jour où los angeles maladie lui tombe dessus : le sida. On est en plein cœur des années 1980, rien n’existe encore pour combattre ce virus. Pourtant, contre toute attente, c’est ce dernier, son singe comme il l’appelle, qui sauve Jako de l’héroïne et de l. a. rue. Depuis 30 ans, il cohabite avec lui. Il nous raconte l’histoire de cette coexistence hors norme et nous livre une leçon de vie pleine de gouaille et haute en couleurs.

Jean-Jacques Simon milite activement pour los angeles dépénalisation du hashish à utilization thérapeutique. Il est l’auteur de Brèves de l’intérieur, vues de l’extérieur (Hors trade, 2004) qui dépeint son expérience du milieu carcéral.

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