Lucky Man Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a candid memoir about Michael J. Fox's career and struggle with Parkinson's disease. Michael was the prime star in the television series Family Ties and the movie Back to the Future. He concealed this disease from the public until 1998 when he astounded the world with this news after a seven-year secret battle with it.
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He details his first symptoms of Parkinson's disease that eventually led to early retirement from his show, Spin City. His Canadian background, marriage to Tracy Pollan and his four children are exposed with pride. Michael has considered the last ten years as his most happiness despite the fact he has this incurable disease. He manages the struggles with a sense of humor and acceptance.

This self-described ‘army brat� who loves hockey, a strong drink and creative writing exhibits his witty persona in this memoir. Fox's main plight now is raising awareness and funds to combat Parkinson's disease.

The review of this Book prepared by Susan D. Minkalis

In 1990 the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease appeared to Michael J Fox it started with trembling in the hand. At the time he had no idea that this would be the signs of a horrible debilating disease, one that would appear while he was one of the top actors in Hollywood. For eight years he kept this condition away from the press, away from the world in September 1998 he annoucnes to the world that he has Parkinson's which stuns the world, and mental support and words of encouragement come from all over the world. By that time he had accepted the diagnosis and refused to let it stop him from living his life.
The review of this Book prepared by Michelle Kidwell

This biography is about Michael's life, from growing up in a small town in Canada, to becoming a famous person and dealing with Parkinson's Disease.
The review of this Book prepared by Maria Brodn

Michael J. Fox's autobiography focuses mainly on his battle with Parkinson's disease.
The review of this Book prepared by Baby in Diapers

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Canadian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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