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.
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Great Book: Entertaining and Insightful
This book focuses on Michael J. Fox's unlikely education through the 'school of hard knocks', and how his journey, unpredictably, parallels the perilous journey so many young people face from High School to College Graduate.
I have been a huge fan of Michael J. Fox for a long time. Both as an actor, and more specifically as a person. I have read his other two books as well; they are both entertaining, inspiring, and insightful. In this book, he does have wisdom to share, and many wonderful stories, but he does so with the wit and humility of someone who knows that the best mentors aren't the ones who tell you what to do, but tell you what they have done and encourage who you are -- allowing you to draw educated conclusions and apply them to your own life.
It was very fun to listen to, and I highly recommend it!