Saturday, April 2, 2011

Review: Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox

Goodreads: In May 2000, when Michael J. Fox quit Spin City, the television sitcom he'd made famous, the degenerative effects of Parkinson's disease left the world-famous actor without an arena or a profession. "I found myself," Fox writes, "struggling with a strange new dynamic: the shifting of public and private personas. I had been Mike the actor, then Mike the actor with PD. Now I was just Mike with PD? Parkinson's had consumed my career and, in a sense, become my career. But where did all of this leave me?"

Kritters Thoughts: April is National Parkinson's Disease, so let's take this spring month and think of those who are afflicted with this disease. As this hits close to home for me with a grandmother that is battling each day the shakes and quakes in her little body, I am inspired by the actions that Fox has taken to make awareness and forward movements to finding a cure.

Now for my review of the book - an amazing book with an uplifting message. I had never read anything about Michael J. Fox's personal or professional life, so this entire book was a joy to read because it wasn't anything that I had heard before. Divided in sections, I thought it was laid out interesting, but I had a hard time because within the sections it still wasn't absolutely chronological.

The stories of his family, siblings and children, were touching and made me feel like it showed him as a whole human being. I loved hearing about his political pursuits, I had no idea how involved and how he crossed the political lines - how respectable.

Go find this at the library or at the local bookstore - a great uplifting read with the best message - hope in the midst of any struggles. I would recommend this book to all readers, young and old, male and female.
Rating:absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 276

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  1. Michael J. Fox is a great ambassador for Parkinson's Disease and living with it. It hasn't stopped him from living life to the fullest. I will have to add this book to my mountain. Thanks for the review.

  2. He wrote an autobiography a few years before this book that was very good also.


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