Michael J Fox gained fame playing Alex P Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties. Since then, his career has been a nonstop success story, with blockbuster movies like Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, Doc Hollywood among others aswell as an award-winning role on Spin City. Michael has won numerous awards, including four Golden Globes, four Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild awards and US GQ Man of the Year. He actively lobbies for stem cell research around the country and is very visible in raising money for Parkinson s research with the Michael J Fox Foundation. In 2006, the Michael J Fox Foundation donated $800 000 AUD to the University of Melbourne to further their research work into Parkinson s Disease. For more information, please visit http://www.MichaelJFox.org.
In his third memoir-following the LJ best sellers Lucky Man (2002) and Always Looking Up (2009)-abridged editions of which are also available from Recorded Books/Hyperion Audio-high school dropout Fox (www.michaeljfox.org) goes from broke, destitute, and hounded by bill collectors to superstar movie man. During his eventful journey, he accidentally learns the basics of economics, political science, comparative literature, physics, and more. This compact, biographical book of counsel and speculation for a YA audience is comical, genial, and trademark Fox. The author himself reads, bringing warmth to our hearts with his familiar voice. As we have come to expect, Fox doles out advice while honestly portraying himself, his family, and his work without mincing words or deleting circumstance. Great for fans of the Grammy Award--winning audio edition of Always Looking Up, also read by Fox, and especially well suited to recent grads.-Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.