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Lucky Man - by Michael J Fox (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • About the Author: Michael J. Fox began his career as the lovable Alex P. Keaton, the star of the poular sitcom Family Ties.
  • 272 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



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 Quotes




"A lucid and intelligent book, full of ironic humor and unquenchable optimism."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Fox writes, always, with humor but also with insight."--Los Angeles Times

"Most celebrity memoirs battle with braggadocio, but Fox lays bare his soul with humility and honestly uncharacteristic of this genre."--Charlotte Observer

"Smart, funny, and ghostwriter-free....An engagingly told story."--New York Times

"Through it all, Fox maintains his sly sense of humor."--Entertainment Weekly

"Why and glib in the way Fox himself is, the book largely succeeds as a sincere personal inquiry."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing Arts
Publisher: Hachette Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Michael J Fox
Language: English
Street Date: April 9, 2003
TCIN: 11338910
UPC: 9780786888740
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6985
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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