No Time Like the Future

No Time Like the Future

An Optimist Considers Mortality

Large Print - 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. -- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432884321
Branch Call Number: L B FOX
Characteristics: 365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Feb 09, 2021

Excellent and frank. Full of anecdotes, personal without being self-pitying or self-congratulatory. Highly recommend this.

Dec 12, 2020

After reading “No Time,” I endeavor to read more Michael J. Fox. With clear delineations, the chapters are well constructed—the author doesn’t divulge his entire life, and what he chooses to say has worth and value.
As non-fiction, NT is a valuable foray into Parkinson’s—which, if I recall, MJF refers to as “movement disorder.” I was surprised to learn PK is more likely degenerative than lethal.
Digesting the author’s take on Parkinson’s made me happy. To me, two quotes capture his perspective:
(1) “I’m beginning to see that . . . fear’s opposite, can be expressed as gratitude . . . ,” and
(2) “The mistake I make at times is to assume that my kids are looking at what I can’t do, and not at what I can do. They see through the disease, and they see their dad.” Basically, he expected to be viewed through a lens of ableism, and his children proved that wrong.
My take is that the author’s journey taught him to view Parkinson’s is more a unifying rather than a divisive human condition.
I have a proclivity for Canadian content and especially for Canadian authors. On that note, EPL should procure more Canadian than any other content.
As a final note, there were some incongruities in vocabulary. I sometimes wondered if random words were searched in a Thesaurus and replaced with a more complex synonym. There is a possibility that Im wrong, and MJF is simply an avid reader with an vocabulary to match. But, when that happens, the complexity of each clause in a sentence normally flows like interlocked pieces of a puzzle. And I don’t see that here.

Nov 19, 2020

Found in the AARP magazine

Nov 18, 2020

This format looks good to me, I like having all the info available without having to click away from a page.

Nov 17, 2020

Why are no holds available on this book!? How do we find out when we can put it on hold!? Thank you for sharing this information when you can.
Marilyn Neher

debwalker Nov 10, 2020

Canadian example of courage.


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