The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly from Back to the Future and through numerous other film and TV roles including The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 at just twenty-nine, on top of his prolific acting career, Michael is equally engaged in advocacy work, raising global awareness about the disease and helping find a cure through the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
In his new memoir 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 include not only his daily negotiations with the Parkinson's disease, but 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.'