Lucky Man: A Memoir

Michael J. Fox

A humorous, hugely own, gorgeously written account of what it is prefer to be a 30-year-old guy who's advised he has an 80-year-old's disease.

"Life is excellent. occasionally, even though, you simply need to publish with a bit extra crap." --Michael J. Fox

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox shocked the area through saying he have been clinically determined with Parkinson's disease--a degenerative neurological . in truth, he have been secretly scuffling with it for seven years. the global reaction used to be amazing. thankfully, he had approved the prognosis and by the point the general public began grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with a similar ardour, humor, and effort that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances during the last 18 years, he tells the tale of his existence, his occupation, and his crusade to discover a remedy for Parkinson's.

Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and willing feel of the absurd, he recounts his life--from his adolescence in a small city in western Canada to his meteoric upward thrust in movie and tv which made him a world megastar. most significantly in spite of the fact that, he writes of the final 10 years, in the course of which--with the dependable aid of his spouse, relations, and friends--he has handled his disorder. He talks approximately what Parkinson's has given him: the opportunity to understand a superb existence and occupation, and the chance to assist look for a healing and unfold public knowledge of the affliction. he's a really fortunate guy, indeed.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michael J. Fox is donating the earnings from his e-book to the Michael J. Fox origin for Parkinson's examine, that's devoted to fast-forwarding the treatment for Parkinson's sickness. the basis will flow aggressively to spot the main promising examine and lift the money to guarantee treatment is located for the hundreds of thousands of individuals residing with this illness. The Foundation's website,, contains the most recent pertinent information regarding Parkinson's affliction, including:

  • A unique description of Parkinson's disease
  • How you could support locate the cure
  • Public providers bulletins which are aired on community and cable tv stations around the state to extend awareness
  • Upcoming comparable Parkinson's affliction occasions and meetings
  • Updates on fresh learn and advancements

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