|Plot Summary of Lucky Man|
|"Michael J. Fox's autobiography focuses mainly on his battle with Parkinson's disease."
Baby in Diapers, Resident Scholar
|"This biography is about Michael's life, from growing up in a small town in Canada, to becoming a famous person and dealing with Parkinson's Disease. "
Maria Brodèn, Resident Scholar
|"In 1990 the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease appeared to Michael J Fox it started with trembling in the hand. At the time he had no idea that this would be the signs of a horrible debilating disease, one that would appear while he was one of the top actors in Hollywood. For eight years he kept this condition away from the press, away from the world in September 1998 he annoucnes to the world that he has Parkinson's which stuns the world, and mental support and words of encouragement come from all over the world. By that time he had accepted the diagnosis and refused to let it stop him from living his life."
Michelle Kidwell, Resident Scholar
|"This is a candid memoir about Michael J. Fox's career and struggle with Parkinson's disease. Michael was the prime star in the television series Family Ties and the movie Back to the Future. He concealed this disease from the public until 1998 when he astounded the world with this news after a seven-year secret battle with it.
He details his first symptoms of Parkinson's disease that eventually led to early retirement from his show, Spin City. His Canadian background, marriage to Tracy Pollan and his four children are exposed with pride. Michael has considered the last ten years as his most happiness despite the fact he has this incurable disease. He manages the struggles with a sense of humor and acceptance.
This self-described Ã¢â‚¬Ëœarmy bratÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ who loves hockey, a strong drink and creative writing exhibits his witty persona in this memoir. Fox's main plight now is raising awareness and funds to combat Parkinson's disease.
Susan D. Minkalis, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lucky Man|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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