welcome, my friends…
You’ve found the site of Mark S. King, award-winning columnist, author and video blogger. I’m an absurdist, a lover of human frailty, and a gay man in recovery living with HIV. What’s not to love?
My Fabulous Disease presents glimpses of my life with HIV and assorted other challenges, told with as much honesty as I can muster and often with the strongest medicine in my arsenal: a sense of humor.
Your first stop on this site should probably be my blog, where you will find my latest written pieces and videos. And don’t forget to follow me (above right) as @MyFabDisease on Twitter or find “My Fabulous Disease” on Facebook.
My current featured video, below, is my annual video post around World AIDS Day, “Once, When We Were Heroes,” and the text is from an award-winning essay I wrote in 2007. It contrasts the lives we led a generation ago with our current lives.
You can view a list of my entire video collection by choosing “ALL MFD VIDEOS” on the top of the menu on your right, of just follow this link. Enjoy!
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If you’re new to the site, you can take a 30-second tour by watching the “Welcome Video – Play Me!” near the top of the page. Basically, my site includes the live blog “My Fabulous Disease,” as well as the ongoing series of videos created for the blog, my book “A Place Like This,” and various other videos and fun items you might enjoy.
Maintaining a clean and sober life is Job One today (my Newsweek piece outlines my self destructive path from a community AIDS leader to an I.V. drug user). I hope my work might speak to your own experiences, or help you understand the journey of someone unlike yourself. Whatever the case, thanks for visiting my site, and please be well.
p.s. Oh, and who’s the overwrought woman peering at us from the footer below? None other than Anita Mann, a comic alter ego of mine. Check out her infamous “TV Set” number here. Or, choose the Anita Mann listing under categories above to see her full catalogue of multi-media nonsense!