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Favoured Man: A Memoir


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Favoured Man: A Memoir by Hyperion
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A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease. "Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. Fox In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease--a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's. Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life--from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which--with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends--he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed. The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinson's disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundation's web site,, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinson's disease, including:
  • A detailed description of Parkinson's disease
  • How you can help find the cure
  • Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness
  • Upcoming related Parkinson's disease events and meetings
  • Updates on recent research and developments Review
The same sharp intelligence and self-deprecating wit that made Michael J. Fox a star in the Family Ties TV series and Back to the Future make this a lot punchier than the usual up-from-illness celebrity memoir. Yes, he begins with the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease, the incurable illness that led to his retirement from Spin City (and acting) in 2000. And yes, he assures us he is a better, happier person now than he was before he was diagnosed. In Fox's case, you actually might believe it, because he then cheerfully exposes the insecurities and self-indulgences of his pre-Parkinson's life in a manner that makes them not glamorous but wincingly ordinary and of course very funny. ("As for the question, 'Does it bother you that maybe she just wants to sleep with you because you're a celebrity?' My answer to that one was, 'Ah...nope.'") With a working-class Canadian background, Fox has an unusually detached perspective on the madness of mass-media fame; his description of the tabloid feeding frenzy surrounding his 1988 wedding to Tracy Pollan, for example, manages to be both acid and matter-of-fact. He is frank but not maudlin about his drinking problem, and he refreshingly notes that getting sober did not automatically solve all his other problems. This readable, witty autobiography reminds you why it was generally a pleasure to watch Fox onscreen: he's a nice guy with an edge, and you don't have to feel embarrassed about liking him. --Wendy Smith

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    08/29/14 ,via Orlando Sentinel

    Michael J. Fox returns in the season premiere of "The Good Wife," which airs Sept. 21. On Thursday, CBS announced that Emmy-winner David Hyde Pierce is joining the show in a recurring role. He plays a cable news commentator who runs for office, but

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    08/26/14 ,via Public Radio East

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  • Michael J. Fox

    The Rosen Publishing Group. 2008. ISBN: 9781404217652,1404217657. 112 pages.

    Examines the efforts of celebrity and actor Michael J. Fox to advocate research for Parkinson's Disease.

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    09/20/14 ,via Alter Net

    The folks over at Fox News are completely befuddled. They brought a specialist in to discuss just what kinds of boots soldiers wear when they are on the ground. Unless, as Shep Smith pointed out, "they are riding on some sort of Michael J. Fox 'hoverboard.'"

  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation Forms New Partnership with the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation

    09/17/14 ,via Benzinga

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) announced today a new collaborative research alliance to facilitate greater visibility and deeper investment in advancing ...


The Michael J. Fox Foundation - Official Site

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of ...

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Michael J. Fox, Actor: Back to the Future. Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His parents, Phyllis Fox (née ...

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