Lucky Man: A Memoir

Lucky Man: A Memoir

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VGC.Ebury Press,2002.First UK edition-4th printing(5 7 9 10 8 6 4).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(very small tear,a couple of creases,nicks and scratch on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages but slightly yellow on the outer edges,a couple of creases,small nick and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages.260pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Review: Michael J Fox found fame in the Eighties in the Back to the Future movie franchise; in the Nineties he starred in the hit US TV show Spin City; and for most of his career he kept secret his illness: Parkinson's Disease. These memoirs do not recount the usual Hollywood tale of stardom won, lost and won again (clearing up after the chemical implosion, the basic recovery narrative), but deliver a less common tale of consistent professional accomplishment achieved against the odds. But Parkinson's is predominantly a late-life ailment and Lucky Man is therefore inescapably a bad luck story: in medical history the recovery chapter for Parkinson's is still unwritten. But the retired actor turned author has turned terminal misfortune to good use, not least by writing a book that demonstrates that even sickness can be a gift when an attempt is made to understand it properly.