- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : JX Listening
American gay writer, Matousek has written two memoirs, "Sex Death Enlightenment" (1996) and "The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search for His Lost Father."
He began his career as a writer for "Interview" magazine, for three years in the 80s., leading a glitzy lifestyle among screen, stage and TV stars and other writers. He began to feel empty and, at age 28, while a friend and he were on the beach, he noticed a bruise on his friend's foot--AIDS. He knew he had it as well; shortly thereafter, he met Andrew Maxwell, his lover, who took him to India, stopping in Germany to meet Mother Meera, an Indian saint,. This encounter sent Matousek on his spiritual journey, and provides the material for his first memoir.
Matousek grew up in a home where his father abandoned the family early. When Matousek was four years of age, his father staged an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap the boy and then disappeared. Thirty-five years later, in 1996, now HIV-positive, Matousek hired a private detective to find the father he never knew, and wrote his second memoir about the experiences of the unsuccessful search and the impact on his siblings of their upbringing.