Dimensions: 112 Pages, 4.72 × 7.09 × 0.39 in
Published: October 3, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1401323863
ISBN - 13: 9781401323868
From the Publisher
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
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.
About the Author
Michael J. Fox began his career as the lovable
Alex P. Keaton, the star of the poular sitcom Family Ties.
Since then, his career has been a nonstop success story, with
blockbuster movies like Back to the Future, The Secret
of My Success, Doc Hollywood, and the lead voice in
Disney''s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He retired from his
award-winning role on Spin City. Michael has won numerous
awards, including four Golden Globes, four Emmys, two Screen Actors
Guild awards, GQ Man of the Year, and the People''s Choice
award. He is the author of two books, Lucky Man and
Always Looking Up. He actively lobbies for stem cell
research around the country and is very visible in raising money
for Parkinsons research with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.