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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN13: 9780786888740
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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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"Steering clear of the 'kiss-and-tell, name-dropping' memoirs of many stars, Fox focuses instead on what he calls 'the gift' of his illness and the way it has transformed his life." BookPage

Review:

"In his book, Fox reveals that his emotional serenity was hard won. The father of four battled drinking and depression before he came to accept his illness as something that wasn't personal." ABCNews.com

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

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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Groovy Girl, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Groovy Girl)
Ths is one of the best memoirs I have ever read! It was filled with such hope for the future, humor, and honesty that is hard to find in books these days. I absolutely adored this book and plan on reading for the rest of my life! I encourage everyone to read this uplifting story about Michael J. Fox.
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groovy girl, May 10, 2009 (view all comments by groovy girl)
Lucky Man is a wonderful, inpirational book! I encourage everyone to read it. It is definitly a book to have in your home!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786888740
Author:
Fox, Michael J.
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Miller, Walter M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Parkinsonism
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Actors - Canada
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786888740 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+)"
"Review" by , "Steering clear of the 'kiss-and-tell, name-dropping' memoirs of many stars, Fox focuses instead on what he calls 'the gift' of his illness and the way it has transformed his life."
"Review" by , "In his book, Fox reveals that his emotional serenity was hard won. The father of four battled drinking and depression before he came to accept his illness as something that wasn't personal."
"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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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