From renowned actor and advocate Michael J. Fox comes a moving account of resilience, hope, fear, and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives.
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 bestselling 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 book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. Michael J Fox will be in conversation with Harlan Coben, New York Times Bestselling Author on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 pm MT as part of the Boulder JCC LitFest (boulderjcc.org/litfest).
Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium, the Boulder JCC LitFest is a combination of local, national, and international authors, appearing in your living room through Zoom. We encourage you to support our local Boulder Bookstore with the purchase of these books. LitFest is generously supported by our Visionary Sponsor Design Studio & Front Range Design Center.