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  • An Optimist Considers Mortality
  • Written by: Michael J. Fox
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  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (315 ratings)

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No Time Like the Future

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

This program is read by Michael J. Fox.

A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous best-selling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his audiobook provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses.

Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.”

Does he make it all of the way back? Listen to the audiobook. 

Barnes & Noble Best New Books of the Year - 2020

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books 

©2020 Michael J. Fox (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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A Canadian Hero

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Michael J. Fox exudes amazing character attributes that must be admired by all! His determination alone is a source of strength for everyone. He’s definitely blessed to have a wife and partner like Tracy and four awesome children ... KUDOS to his wonderful family.

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A must read! ❤️

Loved this book! Thank you Michael J Fox for being just who you are! This book came at the perfect time in this Covid world and helps put life in perspective for what it was, what it is and what it could be for me! Michael's speech, although affected by Parkinson's, is a welcoming sound with his humor and wit as he narrates his own story. I hate what Parkinson's did to Michael but love what it did for him and the rest of us inspired by his journey! Admiration and gratitude! Enjoy! 😌

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Overall very well enjoyed

In my opinion, this book is worth purchasing if you are already familiar with Michael J. Fox.
I thoroughly enjoyed him narrating his own book & adding inflections & personal touches where he felt necessary. It was easy to visualize.
I was captivated learning about his struggles, physio treatments, travels, experiences, perspective on life with PD, & how supportive his family is through all of this. The way he approaches a life altering disability with positivity, humor, & determination is very inspiring.

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Informative, inspiring, humorous

Michael J. Fox is very real with his PD and other struggles, yet remains positive and humorous. I found it a little hard to understand his reading at first, but I soon adapted. And then I couldn't stop listening. He really opened my eyes with the struggles of PD and other implications. I commend him for his honesty and bravery.

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Inspiring & Motivating

I really can not pick better words to describe this; and as a bonus he is just great to listen to.

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Love him.

I actually went to school with him. He was one year behind me at Burnaby South. I remember how strong a person he seemed back them. Kids can be so cruel he didn’t let people get to him then and I can see he is still such a strong person. I love hearing how he has remained positive and strong throughout all he has had thrown at him.

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Quite Good

Inspiring for those who need to reset and have a think about gratitude in this life.

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Fantastic

I really enjoyed this one.

I found it was greatly done. It’s very interesting and I just couldn’t stop listening .

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Everyone Should Listen to This

Listening to a voice of my generation, so easily recognizable & iconic, speak about his life with such a impactful disease, really puts things into perspective. MJF tells his story with humility & humour. He is superstar and everyday man all at once. I thoroughly enjoyed this ebook and will recommend to others.

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A conversation starter for your family.

For many families talking about PD is hard and avoided. I bought the book for my Family member with PD and one by one the rest of the family has consumed the book either in print or audio format. It has sparked many conversations. Also LOFT that was amazing. Thanks Michael and team.

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