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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To the Future Book Review

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 A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To the Future Book Review

About the Book: Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches--all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor. 

In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.
Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.

Our Take: Its graduation season and what do you get your kid or loved one that is taking that next step in life?  This book by Michael J. Fox is 100 pages of stories and anecdotes about his starting out in the world.  Fox is one of the most charming personalities in Hollywood, and this shows through as a writer.  I really enjoyed reading through this and I think it'd be a nice and affirming book to give to anyone you feel is going through an important transition, especially a young person.

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