PWA: Looking Aids in the Face Paperback – 25 Oct 1996
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Oscar Moores PWA (Person With Aids) column in the Guardian gave us moving and informative insights into what its like to live with the physical deterioration that Aids inevitably brings. Humane and witty and written with a tough-minded, dry humour, PWA proved to be a comfort to people, whether touched by illness or not. As Moores postbag shows . . . You have talked about Aids without self-pity while continually reminding me of the important things in life that also make mine worth living V., Bristol Thanks again for the humour you bring into our lives through your own frustrations and fears; maybe you can help us learn to appreciate and enjoy each moment of our lives, without the necessity to experience crisis T., Eastbourne I have nothing in common with Oscar Moore. Im writing to say Dont give in. He wont, of course. He doesnt know how to E., Milton Keynes Your fears, your vivid writing, your courage have given me great hope in the face of the ghastly, and seemingly unfair, experiences and symptoms we share. I hope that many, like me, have been fortified and humbled by your joie de vivre and courage H., Exmouth
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Originally published monthly in The Guardian, I then only caught the tale end of the series, and was gripped by the honesty and intimacy with which Moore shared his plight. Brought together into a book, it remains a tale of courage and humour in the face of adversity.
Without a month between installments, it becomes clear that Moore concentrated on those issues most dear to him, particularly his failing eyesight, and yes, the constant attempts at wordplay are a little tiresome, but I can forgive that and still find this work fascinating, moving and important, even in the current period when HIV has become a far more manageable affliction.
Excellent, well written