The cover of No Time Like the Future, with Michael J. Fox in a black-and-white photo sitting with a white shirt and black jacket, looking seriousNo Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, by Michael J Fox.
A few years ago, my father-in-law was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This strong big man who walked miles for a living and taught me to waterski now shuffles around the house and uses a walker when he goes out. I read this book partly because I loved Back to the Future, but I also thought it might provide some insight into PD. Fox’s descriptions of the negotiations he has every day with his legs to see if they’ll carry him around the house ring true for others with PD. His financial success in life has certainly made things for him and his family a little easier and helped him remain independent. Hopefully, the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will help others continue to thrive after their diagnosis. —Laurie Caslake, professor of biology

This book can be requested via interlibrary loan.

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