Michael J. Fox
- By Ken Werther
Everyone knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in the classic film Back to the Future, as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, and as Mike Flaherty on Spin City. His other film and television roles and guest appearances are too numerous to count. By now, everyone also knows that Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 29. In the face of this devastating news, he became engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping to search for a cure through his own Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 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.
In this new memoir No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality Fox reassesses his optimistic outlook due to events over the past decade that have presented additional challenges (to say the least). He shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how human perceptions of time affect the way we approach mortality. The book is about life, love, and loss — it’s thoughtful and moving while still exhibiting Fox’s trademark sense of humor. Where does he currently stand? As he says, “I’m taking my time. Time isn’t taking me.” My advice? Read this book!
Available for download on Amazon.