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A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease.

"Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. Fox

In 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. Now, 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.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinson's disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundation's web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinson's disease, including:

  • A detailed description of Parkinson's disease
  • How you can help find the cure
  • Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness
  • Upcoming related Parkinson's disease events and meetings
  • Updates on recent research and developments

Review:

"Sounds like a depressing read, right? Not so. Through it all, Fox maintains his sly sense of humor....Fox, who penned the book alone, has a savvy, smart-alecky voice of his own....(Grade: B+)" Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly

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In September 1998, Michael J. Fox announced he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his 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.

About the Author

Michael J. Fox began his career as the lovable Alex P. Keaton, the star of the poular sitcom Family Ties. Since then, his career has been a nonstop success story, with blockbuster movies like Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, Doc Hollywood, and the lead voice in Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He retired from his award-winning role on Spin City. Michael has won numerous awards, including four Golden Globes, four Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild awards, GQ Man of the Year, and the People's Choice award. He is the author of two books, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up. He actively lobbies for stem cell research around the country and is very visible in raising money for Parkinson's research with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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cullum4, August 16, 2013 (view all comments by cullum4)
Mr. Fox's journey through his illness is honest and unafraid to reveal mistakes. This book is recommended for anyone dealing with a life-long illness.
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blueangelsfan, August 9, 2013 (view all comments by blueangelsfan)
What an awesome read. He had a very interesting life. The book is very inspirational about overcoming obstacles in your life.
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Groovy, June 3, 2009 (view all comments by Groovy)
This is a very uplifting book! I encourage everyone to read this book that Michael J. Fox has written! You will never look at life in the same way again! You will not regret reading this book! It is most GROOVY book in the world!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786867646
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Fox, Michael J.
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Parkinsonism
Subject:
Parkinson's disease
Subject:
Acteurs de cinâema
Subject:
Acteurs de tâelâevision
Subject:
Fox, Michael J.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Parkinsoniens
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Actors - Canada
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Number:
Book club ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 379
Publication Date:
20030409
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 17.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Hyperion - English 9780786867646 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sounds like a depressing read, right? Not so. Through it all, Fox maintains his sly sense of humor....Fox, who penned the book alone, has a savvy, smart-alecky voice of his own....(Grade: B+)"
"Synopsis" by , In September 1998, Michael J. Fox announced he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his 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.
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