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  • Always Looking Up

  • The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
  • Written by: Michael J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Fox
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Always Looking Up

Written by: Michael J. Fox
Narrated by: Michael J. Fox
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Publisher's Summary

There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But listeners of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities. Instead of building walls around himself, he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Michael's exit from a very demanding, very public arena offered him the time and the inspiration to open up new doors leading to unexpected places. One door even led him to the center of his own family, the greatest destination of all.

Always Looking Up is a memoir of Michael's past decade, told through the critical themes of his life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's.

With the humor and wit that captivated fans in his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

©2009 Michael J. Fox (P)2009 Hyperion

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Too USA political

I loved the first book. I enjoyed this book. United States is and has always been over the top when it comes to the passion for politics. As a Canadian it lost me a few times. Overall, an enjoyable extension of the first book.

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Great Read

loved it , lost me a few times on the political of it all but I understand it had to be involved. Overall it was a great read 📚 Thank you for sharing your story

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Disappointed

I struggled to get through the last half due to all the political and religious sections. I was looking more for his day to day struggles with PD and how he fought to stay positive.

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Name dropper

I really like Michael J. Fox but I felt like I was reading a book of compilations of his previous books. I also felt this a name dropping book.

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