Lucky Man

  • by Michael J. Fox
  • Narrated by Michael J. Fox
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. With the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances, 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.

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What the Critics Say

"In a direct, conversational style Fox gives listeners a glimpse of his heady Hollywood life, starting with his early success in 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." (AudioFile)

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Abridged version didn't do justice to his story

Not well abridged, he seemed a little arrogant without much of the intriguing background. A shame.
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- M. Bell

Real insight to marry mcfly and parkinsons

It's always been tough nowadays when I see Michael J Fox on tv wether it be an interview for the Back to the Future anniversary. I have many memories linked to my childhood, happy memories from the wonderfully entertaining films he was in. It was thought provoking as to how he coped with the disease, wonderful to hear he had such an amazing wife through it all and how he didn't let pd stop him from doing what he loved as long as possible. Not necessarily an enjoyable topic but it was am enjoyable book, read by the man himself.
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- brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio