I’ve always loved Michael J. Fox ever since his days as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties. I found him to be witty, charming with a bit of “devil may care” thrown in for good measure. However, for the life of me, I can’t figure out the purpose of this book. Was is purely a continuation of his previous memoir, or was it because he’s a celebrity and he can do what he wants? Honestly, I have no clue.
The book is divided into four sections, work, politics, faith and family. The book started our strong, but oh boy, I should have known. Once the second section started, I became bored and lost interest in the all the political rhetoric. No offense to the author because I know he’s just trying to tell his story of what his life has been like since his diagnosis and ultimate “retirement” from show business.
Now I know that he had an agenda – trying to promote the research for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. It’s a noble cause and I fully support it, but surely there is a better way to promote the issue. According to his book, his foundation was started in late 2000 and was hoping to find the cure within a decade. I don’t think that happened. Let’s hope we can find that cure within our lifetime.
The final two sections on faith and family were okay. Quite honestly, I was pretty disappointed with the book