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The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson's advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the world's leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous best-selling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, ageing, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox's trademark sense of humour, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves and our losses.

Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, which included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson's disease he's had since 1991 and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and "get out of the lemonade business altogether".

Does he make it all of the way back? Listen to the audiobook. 

©2020 Michael J Fox (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Excellent.

Well written and obviously expertly narrated. This is Michael J Fox, feels as though I’ve grown up with him so it’s even more rewarding to hear how he’s turned this into a positive. His humour makes you feel part of his family in an endearing way. The first 15 minutes of audio are poorly recorded but after that it sorts itself out. Enjoy.

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Very informative, heartwarming and courageous

I knew, like most people that Michael had Parkingsons Deasease. But to hear about all the other things he endured along the way is so heart breaking. What a privilege to be told his story. I hadn't realised he was as young as 29 when he was diagnosed. On one hand it is very sad story for both Him and his family, but on the other hand it shows what incredible inner strength he has, plus stubbon. I had used an Audio book, so Michael was telling the story. I had to adjust the speed of the book to enable me to understand all be was saying, but once that was quickly overcome. I found this a really good book. Keep strong Michael J Fox xx

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A true inspiration

What this man has been through is incredible, brilliant book and a true hero of mine. Thanks for sharing