Don't Postpone Joy - By Peter Taylor

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Don't Postpone Joy

A Life of Purpose and Passion

Written by: Peter Taylor
Category: Non Fiction, Biography

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 1869416805
ISBN 13: 9781869416805
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Publishing
Date Published: 2005
Language: English

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A Northland farmer's son leaves home at 15, starting in hospitality and at 16 after a series of family upsets, he travels to Australia seeking world adventures. Now an out gay man, at 19 he re-educates himself with hotel and catering management, he returns to Auckland as co-founder and head chef of Le Brie restaurant. Taking up riding as a hobby, it became a career in 3-day eventing. This equestrian career of 24 years and travelling around the world 5 times included riding for NZ in 1980 and competing in Europe, England, America and Australia. Eventually managing the Canadian Olympic 3DE team at the Pan Am games winning individual gold medal, Barcelona and two years later at the World championships Peter returns to Auckland to open 'Surrender Dorothy', a neighbourhood bar on Ponsonby Road. Eighteen months later he is near death, in a coma. Diagnosed a year later, a sandfly bite in Barcelona transmits a parasite from an infected dog destroys his bone marrow. Told on 3 occasions he will die, Peter remains the only living person in the world with both HIV and Leishmania that has lived longer than 3 to 20 months. A severe regime of chemotherapy to kill the parasite was commenced; causing Peter to be partially blind after 3 years. He became a Christian seeking healing for his sight. Peter has reinvented himself as a motivational speaker and a massage therapist. A story of adventures with Kiwi ingenuity to survive, a strong belief and vision, mighty self-discipline, a wonderful sense of humour, and a powerful perseverance. Written with imagery and honesty, includes sex and rock 'n' roll, Don't Postpone Joy will take you on a journey that will amaze and inspire you to never give up.

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