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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned - Michael J. Fox
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
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Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize... show more
Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches--all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781401323868 (1401323863)
ASIN: 1401323863
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
This book is a rehash of his other two books, but packaged in such a way to make it accessible to any graduating high school or college student. Michael J Fox has had an extraordinary career as an actor, but an even more extraordinary career as an advocate for Parkinson's Disease. This uplifting b...
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5.0 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
Michael J. Fox has a firm grasp of the hardships of life, but in spite of (or as he says because of) these hardships, he is one of the brightest and most positive influences in the world today. Passionate, funny and inspiring, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" is an absolute must rea...
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