MY LIFE WITH ALPHONSE Living with HIV
eBook (PDF), 230 Pages
In September 2007, I will be HIV positive for 24 years. My life so far, has been varied, exciting, frustrating, sad, happy, interesting, boring, promising, and disappointing – and so what? Isn’t that how everyone’s life is? Why should mine be any different just because I carry a deadly virus? I have stayed alive because I have taken care of myself – although I have pushed the boundaries many times – and I have always been responsible about my situation. I do not blame anyone and certainly not myself. I hope my story will give hope. If it only touches one person, my purpose will have been achieved. If it breaks one person’s preconceived ideas about HIV and allows one sister to lend a hand to her infected brother, it would have been all worth it – tenfold! READ THE FIRST 15 PAGES FOR FREE!
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Aug 23, 2009"My Life With Alphonse - Living with HIV by Fabien Nove-Josserand" My Life with Alphonse - Living with HIV by Fabien Nove-Josserand is an inspirational read about the life, trials and tribulations of a man who "accidentally" discovered his HIV status and continues to live life to the fullest, refusing, against all odds, to give up on his dreams and aspirations. This book is a must-read for anyone who needs motivation, courage and guidance in how to live with, and not succumb to, life-changing events. An easy read, written in a fun, energizing manner that makes the reader connects with the Author like friends do while having a personal conversation in comfortable, familiar surroundings. At the end of this read Fabien becomes more than just the Author; a friend that one can turn to time and time again for hope and inspiration. This book is a true, real-life account of how to live life and not just simply surive life! BRAVO! Review by: Stefan Frylinck
Jun 7, 2009"My Life With Alphonse" This book is unusually inspiring, honest and brave. I am a straight woman, HIV negative so at first glance, I am not the target market for this book. However, I think everyone should read this book. It relates a very positive attitude to a severe medical condition. Nevertheless the author always manages to bring out the humour and hope, in what would be a hopeless and humourless sentence. Read this book, it will help you whether you are HIV positive or not. Read it!
Apr 28, 2009"My life with Alphonse" Its amazing that something as simple as a book, can make such a impact on someone as it did to me.. Being very depressed in my own situation one friday morning, i made contact, just for a chat with Fabian on a well known web site. He gave me some good insight and told me about the book he wrote. We met later that afternoon, was first hesitant to take a copy of the book, but hell, why not! Later that nite i started reading and before i realised it ,it was late already and i was halfway through, the saturday i continued and finished the book by nitefall. Long story short, its riviting, uplifting, insightfull and informative about alot that we take for granted everyday living with hiv. What a interesting life story! Thank you Fabian, you gave me the will and understanding to pick myself up again!
Mar 16, 2009"My life with Alphonse" Started reading this book whilst labouring under the misapprehension that it would be a slow technical/factual account of HIV and one man's relationship with the virus. Boy was I wrong. I am not gay and neither do I have the virus and guess what... I am the authors target market. It is a rivetting read which I could not put down and read it cover to cover in 2 sittings. What did I get out of it. A more in depth understanding of how the virus works. Respect for the author and his roller coaster ride with his friend..sometimes enemy, Alphonse. It is a poignant story of one man's courage at the very beginning of the emergence of the virus and the ups and downs over 24 years. It is funny sad, violent, eye opening, breath taking and above all courageous. More than once I had tears in my eyes. Long live the author - a courageous man.
Jul 7, 2008"My Life with Alphonse" WOW, what a read! I could not put the book down and finished it on the same day. Fabien's story is enriching, funny, touching and educating. I have met Fabien and I realise why he wrote what he wrote in the book, and why he is such an inspiring person. Such a pity he cannot find a publisher to publish and market his story so that it can reach a wider audience and maybe touch a few more lives. Thanks Fabien John
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