Michael J Fox looks back and to the future…

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable OptimistAlways Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My husband has always been a huge Michael J Fox fan but is not a reader so his copy of Lucky Man has been read only once – by me and I really enjoyed it and found Michael J Fox to be a hugely entertaining, warm and very funny person who was happy to honestly reveal his faults and mistakes.

Therefore when I saw he had released a second book I immediately requested it and looked forward to reading it. This time around he splits the book into 4 sections looking at the things in life that have kept him positive since his Parkinsons diagnosis over a decade ago – family, politics, faith and his foundation. In each section we gain a glimpse behind a man who has had to redefine his persona over the years as he was forced to give up his acting career due to his illness and how he coped with the huge loss this left in his life.

An outstanding writer he is very entertaining, made me laugh out loud on several ocassions, was incredibly thought provoking about some of the issues surrounding stem cell research and also very gracious about some people who have directly hit out at him in the past few years as he tries to make progress towards a cure for Parkinsons Disease.

Absolutely inspired reading, I flew through this book and came away from it feeling that I’d learned something without having been preached to and with a new respect for Michael J Fox’s ability to never give up.

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