Sunday, March 4, 2012

Book Review: Lucky Man

Book 6/30 in the 2012 Reading Challenge.  Date completed: March 4, 2012.

Apparently I'm on a celebrity memoir kick.

Somebody recommended this book to me.  I can't remember who, but they shouldn't have had to recommend it in the first place.  This is one of those no-brainer books for me.  I should have had it in my "already read" column a long time ago.  Michael J. Fox is wonderful.

Because my mom suffers from a young-onset incurable degenerative neurological disorder, Michael's battle with Parkinson's Disease speaks to me.

Not to mention, I'd love Michael J. Fox even if my mom was her old self.  He's pretty much the most adorable guy ever.  And who doesn't love Back to the Future?    I mean, really.

So, Lucky Man is about Michael's life and how it changed for the better, ultimately, as a result of (and despite) his diagnosis.  It's an intimate look into his family, his career, his illness, and his life.  How one man takes the crappy hand he's dealt, and makes it work for him without seeking anybody's pity.  Despite his unfortunate affliction with Parkinson's Disease, Michael is still one of the most known and loved faces in Hollywood, has pretty much the most successful marriage in Hollywood, and rightfully considers himself to be a very "Lucky Man".

I admire his honesty and his optimism.  This book got four stars from me.

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