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encouraging, hopeful, very uplifting
on April 15, 2009
Those of us fortunate enough to have read Michael J. Fox's first book, Lucky Man, know how courageous and optimistic he has been in his continuing battle with Parkinson's . Many have probably wondered how he has done in the ensuing years - now here is an update with Always Looking Up, an apt title as he's certainly maintaining a positive attitude . There's much to benefit all of us as he shares his personal philosophy, beliefs that have led him to a life of happiness and contentment despite physical adversity.
As Michael reflects upon the past decade we hear, "If I could go back today and speak to the me of 2000, as I waged my daily battles with Parkinson's disease, I'd have this to say: .You ain't seen nothing yet!.
In fact, having the benefit of my experience since, I know now that it was going to get a lot worse before it got . . . well . . . a lot worse. "
Yet here he is after having been forced to relinquish an extremely successful show business career, and practically remake his life. He had been an actor, that defined him. He is now a husband, a father, and an activist after having begun the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Always Looking Up is not only Michael's recent. story but also the experiences of others who have survived actually surmounted extreme difficulties. All of these stories combine to encourage, inspire and give hope. An extremely rewarding listening experience!
- Gail Cooke