A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401323868
1401323863
Characteristics: 100 p. ; 19 cm.

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d2013 Mar 11, 2013

Good read. Incredible man with a good sense of humor.

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Lanny213
Jun 10, 2011

Good. Quick read. Aimed at recent graduates (high school, college, university).

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8217549
Mar 05, 2011

Very easy read. Funny. Couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book for teens.

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trj120
Mar 02, 2011

Can only describe as "cute". An easy read - short - could almost be a "bathroom" book.

ontherideau Jan 26, 2011

By an admirable man

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markd
Jan 25, 2011

One of the "keeper" lines in the book; "My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations."

A good, quick read.

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