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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,625 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael J. Fox Narrator: Michael J. Fox Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 eighteen 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dwight Ternes | 2/20/2014

    " OK writing, but I wasn't in the target demo. It's for recent or soon-to-be grads, and I'm a 34 yr old father of 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bednarzterry | 2/18/2014

    " This was a very quick read of what is basically a speech to be given at a graduation ceremony. I enjoy the anecdotes about his own personal story the most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by lita | 2/13/2014

    " My favourite lines: "Being a starving actor, I couldn't afford to buy books, but I couldn't afford not to read books..." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Francine | 2/12/2014

    " I expected a bit more..but I like him so... "

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