No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality (Paperback)
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No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality (Paperback)

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In this deeply touching account of his continuing battle with Parkinson’s disease, the beloved actor and activist Michael J Fox shares his thoughts on ageing, mortality and the incredible power of optimism.

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson's advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the world's leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, ageing, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox's trademark sense of humour, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses.

Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson's disease he's had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and 'get out of the lemonade business altogether.'

Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472278500
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'... the book is great: moving but also properly funny (only Fox would take up golf after developing Parkinson's), and now that he has, to varying degrees, jettisoned the fig leaf of determined optimism, it gives the clearest description of life with Parkinson's I've ever read' - Hadley Freeman, The Guardian 

'No Time Like the Future is a memoir with an unusual sense of purpose. . . pithy, highly readable... Fox tells his story vividly with plenty of quips and self-deprecation' - The Times 

'Funny and readable' - GQ 

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“A true hero”

We all know the face, we all know the movies, Marty Mcfly skateboarding his way back to the future. However it is in his very public fight with Parkinsons Disease that Michael Fox is now recognized. How bravely he... More

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“An inspiring read”

This is the first book I’ve read by Michael J Fox and I would recommend it to anyone. He writes with great warmth and humour, and yet provides a profound and candid insight into living with Parkinson’s and the... More

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