Carlos T. Mock, M.D. Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey. ISBN 0-915745-54-2. $24.95.

“Whatever your orientation, no matter your ethnicity, you’ll never be the same after a journey through this odyssey. A vivid and visceral portrayal of a sexual and political coming-of-age in today’s America—and beyond.” Laura S. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor, DePaul University; Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times.

“Gay literature is rich in so many areas, yet we still have a need for strong stories from the world of Latino culture—about family, about youth, about coming out, about creating adult relationships, about AIDS. Now, Carlos Mock give us a strong Puerto Rican story that deals with all these isues.” —Patricia Nell Warren, author of The Front Runner and The Wild Man.

 

In Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey we get a glimpse of the different manifestations of AIDS: the fear, the shame, the regrets and the final victory. The “AIDS” crisis has been an opportunity for the homosexual community for growth, for strengthening ties, for reclaiming rights from the government, and, above all, for reflection. The AIDS epidemic can be seen by many as a curse, and for others, as the opportunity to bring out the best in you. My work as a sex therapist over 23 years with couples and individuals—many of whom are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—has put me in touch with an issue that inevitably comes up: feelings of self-hatred and shame that many homosexuals internalize. The lack of tolerance for sexual diversity and the myopic vision of many fundamentalist religious groups have contributed to the prejudices. Books like Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey can be antidotes for this lack of understanding and acceptance. It can also be a useful tool for any homosexual or lesbian to understand and accept him or herself, without judgments. It takes the reader, gay or straight, into the mind, heart and dreams of Juan Subirá Rexach with great candor, honesty and humor. Dra. Gloria Mock

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a middle class family. Grew up in the San Francisco/Santa María suburb of San Juan and attended Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola prep school where upon graduation escaped to The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Then proceeded to attend the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan where he obtained a Doctor in Medicine degree in 1980.

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After an internship in New Orleans and a four-year obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago he went to work in the private practice in the Chicago suburbs until 1996.Currently shares life in Chicago with his life partner, Bill Rattan, and their dogs Mellow and Mocha. Very active in the GLBT community by having served on the board of two organizations; Equality Illinois and Orgullo en Acción. He publishes a weekly newsletter with links to articles on a wide range of topics including Finance, Politics, and GLBT news at his blog: Newsletters by Carlos T Mock. They are also published in Facebook. Dr. Mock sends them to his subscribers upon request. Let us know if you'd like to receive the email.

He contributes columns regularly to Windy City Times in Chicago, Ambiente Magazine in Miami, Camp Newspaper in Kansas City. He's had several OP-Ed published at the Chicago Tribune. Inducted in the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame iOctober 18th, 2007. (The Windy City Times 2007-09-19).

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues has named the 2007 list of individuals and organizations for inclusion in the only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the LGBT communities.

 


Other titles by the Author:

Carlos T. Mock, M.D. Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey. ISBN 0-915745-54-2. $24.95.

Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey - Floricanto Press 2003. My memoir, the struggle with coming out in a Latino Culture ruled by machismo, religion, and close family ties and then confronting AIDS.

 

 

 

 


Carlos T. Mock, M.D. Mosaic Virus. ISBN: 9780915745798. $23.95.

By It is 1983. In Rome, Cardinal Siri, the most powerful Cardinal in the Vatican, summons a young Jesuit priest and assigns him a grave and urgent task. The Vatican has been keeping secret an epidemic of deaths among priests in the northeastern United States. Father Javier Barraza must determine how and why they are dying-and whether a suspected international conspiracy against the Holy Roman Church is coming to fruition. Barraza is an Argentinean who has risen swiftly through the ranks to the post of Devil's Advocate--an investigator of

Mosaic Virus Floricanto Press, A High profile pedophilia case involving a cardinal and the Church cover-up that follows. After you've finished the book go to: mosaicvirus.blogspot.com to read the research behind the story.

 

 


 

Carlos T. Mock. Papi Chulo. ISBN: 978-0-9796457-0-9. $24.95.

"If self-identity is a crucial issue in this literature, then national identity is what Carlos Mock addresses; and Papi Chulo, actually is the story of a country as seen through the eyes and lives of three strong women of several generations. For Carlos Mock, the theme is felt so strongly that it must be openly expressed. "To Puerto Ricans, I've become an American. But to Americans of Puerto Rican descent, I'm insufficiently Puerto Rican because I've not undergone the years of prejudice they have." So the question becomes, who are any of these characters, these authors, these people?

 

 

 


 

Carlos T. Mock Infinitas. ISBN: 978-1-888205-38-1. $19.95.

As a Puerto Rican living in the US, I no longer fit into my homeland. Every time I travel there, I'm considered un Americano. I'm always addressed in the English language. What's worse, my Puerto Rican friends who live on the Island don't seem to care about me anymore. I guess we've gone our separate ways-I've become too public with my homosexuality, while they endure best by living within the closet. On this side of the pond, in the United States, there are Puerto Ricans who have never been to Puerto Rico.

 

 

 


 

 

Carlos T. Mock. Cuba Libre. Mentirita! ISBN 978-1-888205-16-9. $25.95.

The Cuba Libre ("Free Cuba") is a cocktail made of Cola, lime, and rum. This cocktail is often referred to as a Rum and Coke in the United States and Canada, where the lime juice is optional. Bacardi claims ownership of the original, while some have also claimed it for Havana Club. It seems unlikely, however, that anyone could safely identify the first individual to combine rum and Coca-Cola-when seven or eight individuals lay claim to the creation of the Margarita, a far more complex drink-let alone identify the brand. Both the cocktail and its name remain politically loaded due to the history and current status of Cuba-United States relations.

Cuba Libre: "Mentirita," Cuba's history from the Afro Cuban point of view. Released by Floricanto Press on October.

 

 


 

Carlos T. Mock. Historias. ISBN 978-1499582642. $13.99.

Historias is Carlos Mock’s latest musings on his past seen through his imagination. A setof short stories ranging from childhood jokes to life and deathsituations. Carlos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and migrated north in his twenties. He has been active in the LGBT community for many years primarily in Chicago. In addition to his books, he has written op-ed pieces for Chicago Tribune and Windy City Times among others. 
Carlos Mock adds a new title to his growing bookshelf of unforgettable stories from his Puerto Rican roots – his gallery of relatives, his personal coming-out. This one is skillfully sutured together with vivid historias from his career as an obstetrician.” – Patricia Nell Warren, Author.