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Editorial Reviews. caite.info Review. The same sharp intelligence and self- deprecating wit Look inside this book. Lucky Man: A Memoir by [Fox, Michael J. ]. Lucky man: A Memoir. Michael J Fox. Ebury Press, London: Michael J Fox, star of the Back to the. Future trilogy, was born in A funny, warm and moving account of his battle with Parkinson?s disease by the internationally beloved star of Spin City, Family Ties and Back to the Future.
While I did not respect ways he wasted his body by alcohol, drugs, and stupid habits before he found out, at a still very young age of mids, about his Parkinson's disease, his remarkable change to a new man was a very good story. As a child, I was a huge fan of Michael J Fox Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. About Michael J. With the same energy, passion and humour he invests in his performances, Fox recounts the incredible story of his life-changing experiences - and what Parkinson's has given him: What the book also does is to offer a fascinating look in to film and film-making. It's always hard to put a rating on a memoir, as it's someone putting their own experiences into words.
Find out more about OverDrive accounts. A funny, warm and moving account of his battle with Parkinson? Fox When Michael J. Fox announced to the world that he had Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological condition, he had been secretly fighting it for almost ten years.
Published on Jul 4, A Memoir Download by - Michael J. A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper;nMichael J. Fox begins his memoir by talking about the first signs of what he would discover to be Parkinson s disease. In a direct, conversational style Fox gives listeners a glimpse of his heady Hollywood life, starting with his early success of "Family Ties" and Back to the Future.
The self-indulgent days as a young star through his denial and hiding of his illness to his final acceptance and then advocacy for Parkinson s sufferers make a fascinating story.
His narrative and sentiment are heartfelt, although Fox does read rather than tell the story, and occasionally rushes. His emotional energy emerges best when he reflects on the support from his wife and family. Fox READ more: SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search.
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You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Michael J Fox, you are an amazing human being! When I think of your story, what you've been through, and what you have had the strength to share with others I feel like this: The strength, humility, courage, and inspiration in this book are beyond words. Read it, as soon as you can. View 2 comments.
Sep 19, Leslynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fox is an iconic actor from my childhood, and this book totally blew my mind!
At first, I could not believe that he had written this himself, but the comedic timing and self deprecation left me in no doubt and turned that thought right on its head. Once I'd gotten over that skepticism I was overwhelmed by the heart-warming, honest and no-bullshit telling of his struggle. He was open about personal tragedy, his relationships, his battle with PD and alcohol in a way that no memoir or au Michael J. He was open about personal tragedy, his relationships, his battle with PD and alcohol in a way that no memoir or autobiography I'd ever read has been -- and I lapped it up!
Give me the real truth, the hard shit without sugar-coating to 'spare my feelings' and I'll know who you really are. The fact that, even while living with such a debilitating disease as PD, he continued with his outstanding work ethic in order to ensure that his family were well-cared-for and that he received the creative joy out of life which every human strives for, was absolutely inspiring.
If I wasn't a fan before, I certainly am now. This book is motivating and well worth the time -- Read it! Jul 03, Lena rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't generally read celebrity memoirs, but when I became curious about Parkinson's Disease, Michael J.
Fox's Lucky Man was the first book that popped into my head. I picked it up in the hopes that it would give me a better idea what to expect when I visit a dear friend with the disease this summer. Best known for being the star of Family Ties and the Back to the Future movies, Fox was living a life that most people can only dream of when he was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease at I don't generally read celebrity memoirs, but when I became curious about Parkinson's Disease, Michael J.
Best known for being the star of Family Ties and the Back to the Future movies, Fox was living a life that most people can only dream of when he was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease at the age of Though the book begins with the day he awoke, hung over, to find his pinky finger trembling uncontrollably, it quickly jumps back in time to trace the events in Fox's life that lead up to that day.
A significant portion of the book is spent detailing Fox's family and childhood, his start in acting, and the years of his explosive success. These sections are interesting in their own right, as Fox writes with insight and humor about this privileged part of his life.
His insight is no less sharp as he discusses how he met his diagnosis with aggressive denial and became a full-blown alcoholic before he finally was able to pull himself together and deal with his disease. Though this book is much more about Michael J. Fox than it is about Parkinson's Disease, I did learn enough about it and the challenges PD patients face to better understand my friend's condition.
Now an advocate for Parkinson's research, Fox is a truly inspiring optimist.
I believe him when he says he wouldn't take any of it back, that his Parkinson's diagnosis forced him to confront himself in a way nothing else could and ultimately resulted in him learning how to live a much more satisfying life despite his disability. This alone makes the book worth reading, even for those who haven't been touched by PD or know who Michael J.
Fox is. Sep 11, Rob Caroti rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I had some trouble getting into this book. I don't particularly like his writing style Fox wrote it himself , however once I got into the meat of the story I enjoyed the book. He talks about his early life did you know he was Canadian? It was pretty moving to hear how much of a mess his personal life had become due to all his professional success and the complete turna I had some trouble getting into this book.
It was pretty moving to hear how much of a mess his personal life had become due to all his professional success and the complete turnaround once he finally acknowledged his disease. This book made me think a lot about my mom's experience with early onset Parkinson's and the symptoms I see when I go home to visit. I never knew that so many Parkinson's patience try to keep it their disease hidden and worry about losing their job or being ridiculed.
I think this is a good book for anybody interested in Michael J Fox or the experience of living with Parkinson's. It also may be helpful for anybody trying to turn their life around and re-establish priorities. View 1 comment. While this memoir is indeed the life story of Michael J.
Fox, his rise to fame as an actor, and his struggle to accept and deal with Parkinson's Disease, his incredible writing takes it a step further. He elucidates on his relationships and motivations in such a way that I found many parallels to the demons that I battle in my life - which are nothing like Parkinson's Disease.
His writing is thoughtful, funny, wry, and humble I While this memoir is indeed the life story of Michael J. I loved this memoir. Jan 01, C. I looked forward to fellow Canadian, Michael J.
His demeanour in interviews is always astutely off-the-cuff and hilarious, while clearly conveying intelligence.
After all, public speaking and body emoting are his job. Many remark I looked forward to fellow Canadian, Michael J. Many remarked: Michael is simply a person who has become an author. Testing is for volunteers; not for inducing disease on frightened critters. He writes the way he speaks, which is engaging. This book would carry anyone away.
It remains briskly in motion. Gosh, his knowledge is powerful; the way he sets-up those amateur clips. Sep 26, Barbara rated it it was amazing Shelves: For someone who acquired so much so easily, Fox has also learned much the hard way. I admire his commitment to education. He obtained a GED well into adulthood, often speaks at convocations, and writes incredibly well.
Feb 04, Coleen rated it really liked it. Honestly, who doesn't like Michael J. Growing up in the 80's, I'll admit to having had a Hollywood crush on him as Alex P. I know I wasn't alone, and I'm fairly certain I had a few magazine posters taped up on my wall as well.
My infatuation faded as I grew older and I never did watch Spin City when he returned to television, but I know I shared America's sadness when he r Honestly, who doesn't like Michael J. My infatuation faded as I grew older and I never did watch Spin City when he returned to television, but I know I shared America's sadness when he revealed in that he had been battling early onset Parkinson's disease for the past seven years.
It's a down-to-earth story and while it's probably not quite the best memoir I've read this possibly being due to the fact that I listened to an abridged audio version , it's still quite good and definitely worth the read. You miss something by not reading Michael's words. I love that they are seque You miss something by not reading Michael's words.
I love that they are sequels. He is a genuine author, as great a writer as he is an actor. I am glad folks outside Canada discover them: Mar 12, Holly Kenyon rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a fantastic book. A very intimate and personal memoir of a brilliant actor and an inspiring man. Fox does not hold back, he is brutally honest about himself; from a youthful ego to the ravages of the Parkinson's disease.
It is brilliantly written. He is an intelligent and witty writer who takes good care of your emotions as he steers you through the roller-coaster of his life and his own emotions. As well as providing endless laughs, regaling the reader with marvelous anecdotes, What a fantastic book. As well as providing endless laughs, regaling the reader with marvelous anecdotes, it is at times truly heart-breaking.
His recounting of the physical difficulties he was left with after the recreating of the Johnny B. Goode scene in BTTF2 due to the symptoms of Parkinson's already taking their unknown toll on his young body.
His futile attempts at denial for so long, before the whole-hearted acceptance and the beginning of the most rewarding time of his life, to date. What the book also does is to offer a fascinating look in to film and film-making. There are some hard cold facts about being an actor as well as an insight into the psychological truth of the profession. The insider information in to film shoots and the behind the scenes gossip is really rather eye-opening at times!
Even as one who works in the business myself I found these sections compelling reading! Inspiring from the off, though to the very final page. Jun 01, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked up this book, but I was pleasantly surprised to find his writing style is much like his acting style: But Lucky Man had quite the opposite effect on I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked up this book, but I was pleasantly surprised to find his writing style is much like his acting style: But Lucky Man had quite the opposite effect on me.
I admire Fox more for the flaws he was willing to own up to and take responsibility for; I appreciate his ability to explain his actions without turning that explanation into an excuse; and I applaud the efforts he and his family have made to enjoy life instead of just live.
Many celebrities use their fame to launch successful clothing lines or perfumes, or as an excuse to get away with things average people would never be able to get away with. Apr 24, Jillaire rated it really liked it Shelves: I listened to the audio book read by Michael J.
Fox himself. I've always been a fan and have admired his public advocacy work for Parkinson's, and it was really great to learn the back story of his rise to fame, his diagnosis, and his family life. He understandably wasn't ready to make his disease public right away, and listening to him go through the transformation from hiding it to finally testifying before Congress while off his medication only built my admiration for him.
He also benefited f I listened to the audio book read by Michael J. He also benefited from a family grandmother, parents, siblings, and wife who kept him grounded--mostly. I would recommend this, especially as an audio book. There is a bit of swearing. Oct 06, Lynne Stringer rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Parkinson's Disease, was gripping and I would recommend it to anyone, not just those suffering in a similar way to him. The attitude he has developed I say 'developed' because it's clear he wasn't able to This book was fantastic, inspirational, engaging, you name it.
The attitude he has developed I say 'developed' because it's clear he wasn't able to view it this way at first towards his illness is inspiring and will make anyone think twice before they settle for misery over optimism. Apr 12, Lindsey rated it it was amazing. Funny, honest, engaging, real Fox listen to this audiobook.
He reads it and you really feel like you're just sitting around having a beer with him. Love love love! May 21, James rated it it was amazing. Growing up, Michael J.
Fox was sort of like my big brother, being a couple of years older than me. Such was the impact of that show squeezed in between Cosby and Cheers that I suspect everyone in my generation felt like part of the family. He was such a nice guy that everyone cheered for him.
I think we all hoped for success like his, but speaking for my generation, there is one thought that I know we all share, t Growing up, Michael J. And Michael J. Fox has got it.