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
InA 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.