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by Michael J. Fox
The memoir of Michael J. Fox and his first ten years living with Parkinson's Disease. Diagnosed in 1991, Michael eventually lost his balance, his grace, his spontaneity, and the ability to read the morning newspaper. Even so, he realizes that, in fact, he is a lucky man.
Michael J. Fox has a reputation for being young, smart, witty, and energetic. Ten years ago, when his little finger started trembling uncontrollably whilst on location, he suspected something might be up. Shortly after he was diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease. For almost ten years he kept it a secret, depending on drugs to get him through his working day (incredibly earning some of his best notices ever for his hit sitcom Spin City). He has now been forced to retire, despite only being in his thirties. Yet he regrets nothing. Incredibly, he considers himself a lucky man. Lucky Man is the amazing story of his life-changing experiences. Both moving and very funny, it is mercifully free of schmaltz. A remarkable book.
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Michael J Fox found fame in the Eighties in the Back to the Future movie franchise; in the Nineties he starred in the hit US TV show Spin City; and for most of his career he kept secret his illness: Parkinson's Disease. These memoirs do not recount the usual Hollywood tale of stardom won, lost and won again (clearing up after the chemical implosion, the basic recovery narrative), but deliver a less common tale of consistent professional accomplishment achieved against the odds. But Parkinson's is predominantly a late-life ailment and Lucky Man is therefore inescapably a bad luck story: in medical history the recovery chapter for Parkinson's is still unwritten. But the retired actor turned author has turned terminal misfortune to good use, not least by writing a book that demonstrates that even sickness can be a gift when an attempt is made to understand it properly. A unique book about a far from unique predicament.
About Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox is best known today for his hit Channel Four sitcom Spin City that he also produced. In the eighties he became an international mega-star, first through TV shows such as Family Ties, then through the record-breaking Back To The Future movies.
Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
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