Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
Published May 6, 2016
- Author Michael J. Fox
The second memoir from Michael J Fox focuses on his post-acting career and his efforts to create and sustain a foundation hunting for a cure for the Parkinson’s disease that afflicts him. I found this book marginally less interesting than the first, because politics and political wranglings are not my cup of tea, but it was still fascinating to read just how much work goes into something like running your own foundation.
From the outside, it looks like turning up on occasion and making a well rehearsed speech, but there’s so much more to it than that - picking the right people, networking, raising funds, distributing funds, campaigning governments for the right to do what needs to be done.
The book was refreshing, honest and upfront, perhaps controversial in places but never shy. I love reading the lessons that Michael has learned along his difficult journey, and in particular what a strong bond he has with his family. Keep on keeping on MJF!