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Lucky Man: A Memoir - Michael J. Fox
Lucky Man: A Memoir
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"Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. FoxIn September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease -- a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it... show more
"Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. FoxIn September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease -- a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. With the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's.Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life -- from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which -- with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends -- he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786888740 (0786888741)
ASIN: B000ETQQ32
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
3.5 A smooth, inspirational read about life with Parkinson's Disease
It's easy to like Michael J. Fox's memoir about his career and life as it's been shaped by Parkinson's disease. It's a smooth read and the glimpse behind the curtain is sometimes fascinating. I admit to starting this book in the grip of a teensy bit of cynicism (a plucky, out-of-control actor is s...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Who doesn't like Michael J. Fox? He is such a nice guy, and you can tell that here in his book. His writing is simple and charming, just like him. I love him in the trilogy of Back to the Future, I grew up watching these movies. Sadly, I did not watch his series Family Ties, which is obvious is some...
Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it
3.0 Lucky Man: A Memoir
I picked this up on the cheap at OmniLit and read through it in a few days. Overall I liked it - Fox focuses more on his illness and skims over his career. It's not a celebrity memoir in the gossipy sense, but a story of a career and his illness affected it. Some parts that tackled the medical detai...
My Journey in Writing
My Journey in Writing rated it
5.0 Lucky Man: A Memoir
This book was fantastic, inspirational, engaging, you name it. I don't know if Michael had a shadow writer or not. If not, then he could certainly have a future as a writer. He knows how to communicate with words. This story, which covers his career both before and after he was diagnosed with Parkin...
runner
runner rated it
5.0 Lucky Man: A Memoir
A fantastic read and a look into the life of a man coping with extraordinary hardship.
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