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.