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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,828 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael J. Fox Narrator: Michael J. Fox Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor, Husband, Father, Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities. Instead of building walls around himself, he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Michael’s exit from a very demanding, very public arena offered him the time—and the inspiration—to open up new doors leading to unexpected places. One door even led him to the center of his own family, the greatest destination of all.

Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael’s life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson’s.

With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy Hess Greenawalt | 2/18/2014

    " Interesting read from a man that has worked hard to overcome his disease and bring much good from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angel | 2/12/2014

    " I loved the voice in this book as well as the humor! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie Graca myers | 2/12/2014

    " I read this book a few years back and took a lot away from Michael's reflections on his career, faith, family and politics. This time I listened to it as an audiobook and must say that it was more impacting as I listened to the emotion of this memoir. It resonated on a deeper level due to my own medical mysteries and mt father's PD progression. Excellent book, again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandi | 2/8/2014

    " Good book. He made some good points in the book. It was entertaining. I can't say I agreed with his POV in every scenario, but still, I liked it. "

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