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Publisher's Summary

Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches - all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.
In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when “life goes skidding sideways”. He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age 18 and attempting to make his way as an actor.
Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in political science; and his approach to comparative literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.
Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox’s new book is the perfect gift for graduates and fans.
©2010 Michael J. Fox (P)2010 Hyperion
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5 out of 5 stars
By Talia on 10-25-10

Good stuff!

Michael again entertains and delights with his playful reading. Enjoyed hearing (between the lines) the maturity, perspective and focus he's developed over the last few years. I actually think I could listen to this again and that doesn't happen often.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Phil on 01-24-13

Thoroughly Enjoyable!!

I loved this and have listened too it a couple of times! Fox's narration is swift, funny and too the point. Very easy to listen too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. A. Croucher on 08-18-10

A Pleasure

A lovely, light appreciation of life in all it's guises.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jay on 04-13-13

A guide for life

MJF, as most of us with chronic degenerative illnesses (mine's MS) has a very philosophical slant on life. Instead of whining "Why me?" we shrug our shoulders and say "hey, why NOT me?" The author delivers his life lessons with his usual good humour and accepting style; I have a son due to start Uni next year - I'll be packing him a copy..

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