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    Author Mark S. King to Host Reading of ‘My Fabulous Disease’ with Special Guests at WeHo Library

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    Author Mark S. King is hosting a gathering of long-term HIV survivors with readings of his book “My Fabulous Disease” at the West Hollywood Library Community Room Meeting (625 N San Vicente Blvd), on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

    The event, sponsored by Being Alive and The City of West Hollywood, is free to attend. No RSVP is necessary. Guest will include Sandra Rogers, Russell Alexander Orozco, Brian Thomas, Sherri Lewis, Michelle Simek, Dean Testerman, and Karl Schmid.

    My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor was published on September 1, 2023, with a foreword from Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis. The anthology spans four decades of King’s deeply personal writing on sexual politics, the twin epidemics of addiction and AIDS, and how the writer has navigated sex, love, and family as a gay man living with HIV for nearly forty years.

    The sum of King’s award-winning essays is a manifesto of survival, but also suggests a man giggling through a graveyard. There is joy, farce, and a cheeky optimism that permeates even the darkest episodes of King’s life. His blend of inspiration, confession and candid transparency has made King one of the LGBTQ community’s most trusted and treasured storytellers.

    Mark S. King has been writing personal reflections on gay life, sex, addiction and his family since shortly after testing HIV positive in 1985, only weeks after the test became publicly available. “I wanted to put something down on paper while I could,” King explains, “something that said we were here and this is how it felt. No one is more surprised than I am that I’m still writing it down.”

    The result has been nearly four decades of moving, sometimes hilarious accounts of what it was like for a young gay man to make it out of the 1980s alive – and what came next.

    King’s ongoing blog, My Fabulous Disease, has seven GLAAD Media Award nominations, winning for Outstanding Blog in 2020, the same year King was named LGBTQ Journalist of the Year by NLGJA, the LGBTQ journalist association.

    to learn more, visit MyFabulousDisease.com.

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    Mike Pingel has written six books, Channel Surfing: Charlie’s Angels & Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy after all these years; Works of Pingel and most recently, Betty White: Rules the World. Pingel owns and runs CharliesAngels.com website and was Farrah Fawcett personal assistant. He also works as an actor and as a freelance publicist. His official website is www.mikepingel.com


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    Thank you for the heads up here!

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