My Stroke of Luck

My Stroke of Luck

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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas shares with readers his experiences and inspirations in a punishing battle to return to life after a stroke. His affliction attracted attention worldwide during the Academy Awards when he accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award to a standing ovation from a tearful Hollywood crowd. It was his first public appearance since the debilitating attack. Douglas discusses his anguish at his plight and at the same time, he offers advice, exercises and lessons he learned while in recovery that lifted him from deep depression back to a joyful, loving husband, father and grandfather. He even managed to renew his professional life at the age of 83 as a working actor in the 1999 film "Diamonds" with Lauren Bacall. His closing is particularly poignant as Douglas admits this will most likely be his final book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 126 x 198mm
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0751533823
  • 9780751533828

About Kirk Douglas

Born in New York in 1916, Kirk Douglas is the star of CHAMPION, ACE IN THE HOLE, LUST FOR LIFE (as Van Gogh) and SPARTACUS (title role). He is also a highly successful and critically acclaimed writer.
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