No time like the future an optimist considers mortality

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Published 2020
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Diagnosed at age 29, Fox is 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. Here he 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. Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced: the Parkinson's disease he's had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. He describes how his challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism.

Large print edition.
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
large print.
Originally published in standard print format: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
Introduction : Fall guy
Family man
Dog years
Act too
High times
Double bogey
Loco motion
Unsafe at any speed
Exile on pain street
What to expect from my back in the future
Showing some spine
Metaphysical therapy
Walk this way
A crowded house
Breaking dad
A wing and a proverb
Homeland security
Head games
Maryland, my Maryland
The only thing to fear
Father Time
All things considered
Shake it off
Midnight in the garden.
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