Lucky Man : A Memoir
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.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 130 x 194 x 26mm | 299.37g
- 02 Jan 2003
- Ebury Publishing
- Ebury Press
- London, United Kingdom
"Well-written and insightful ... a rare, unmissable memoir"
"An enthralling story, told with verve and dexterity" * Sunday Times * "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" * Woman's Own * "A poignant story, well worth reading" * OK * "Well-written and insightful ... a rare, unmissable memoir" * Heat * "Real power ... compelling reading ... his book often has the intensity of a thriller" -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *
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.