Saturday, 7 July 2012

15 Day Challenge - Day 7


Life of Love


{Day 7} - Recommend a book for us to read. Why do you think it's important?

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I have 2 books: Lucky Man and Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox.  I have tons of book suggestions, because I love to read, but if I had to choose an important book it would be these two.  They are about Michael J Fox's life, rise to fame and then diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease.  Through it all he stays optimistic.  He has built a life with his wife and four children.  He had some of those children after his diagnosis.  It's just a great and inspiring read.
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My Grandpa lived the last years of his life with Parkinson's, and although it is very different than the early onset that Michael J Fox was diagnosed with, I have still seen first hand what the disease does to a person.  I think that Michael J Fox has done a great job bringing attention to the disease and raising money for finding a cure.


5 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I'll have to see if my library has either of these books.

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  2. I love the study of degenerative diseases, but I haven't read either of these books. I'm continually impressed with MJF's ability to remain positive even with the most debilitating of diseases. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. i do love to read autobios, michael j fox is such an inspiration!

    great picks!

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  4. Interesting. My book list is ever growing...

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  5. Love MJF. Haven't read these yet so they'll have to go on my list!

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