The beloved actor--and #1 bestselling author--writes about the personal philosophy that has carried him through his darkest hours, and speaks with others who have emerged from difficult periods with optimism to spare.The beloved actor--and #1 bestselling author--writes about the personal philosophy that has carried him through his darkest hours, and speaks with others who have emerged from difficult periods with optimism to spare.Read Less
I was disappointed in the book as it was mostly about his fund raising efforts.
Jun 18, 2009
This was a great book. It basically begins where Mr. Fox's first book, "Lucky Man", ended (the end of his formal acting career and the beginning of his parkinson's advocacy).
Although in retrospect, it might seem like Mr. Fox is the most well-adjusted man on the planet, this book makes it clear that it has been a long journey for him to get to that state. Mr. Fox gives total credit to his family and his faith (both major themes in this book).
If you are a fan of Mr. Fox and you liked "Lucky Man", then you'll enjoy this follow up.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-06-29 Considering that this audio book opens with the author detailing the laborious steps necessary just to get out of bed, it's miraculous that Fox's voice sounds just as charming, stalwart and nearly as steady as it did during his long film and television career. There are no frills of any kind with this recording, but none are needed; Fox's tale is engrossing on its own. He pulls no punches describing the hardships--both physical and emotional--that accompanied his diagnosis with Parkinson's, but listeners are quickly reminded that for every challenge the disease brought, Fox trained himself to find the silver lining. The first CD is enhanced with five photos (both viewable and printable) featuring Fox; his wife of two decades, Tracy Pollan; their children; and his eponymous foundation--photos are accessible by using the embedded PDF or via a Web link. A Hyperion hardcover. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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