In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - in fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. In this candid book, with his trademark ironic sensibility and sense of the absurd, he tells his life story - from his childhood in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television and, most importantly, the years in 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 feels as if he is a very lucky man indeed.
An enthralling story, told with verve and dexterity
Don't miss this compelling and witty tale of the actor's 11 year fight with Parkinson's disease. An intelligent, poignant and funny read
A poignant story, well worth reading
Well-written and insightful ... a rare, unmissable memoir
Real power … compelling reading … his book often has the intensity of a thriller