I’ve always been a big fan of Michael J. Fox, but never more than since he had to retire from acting due to the increasing difficulty in managing his Parkinson’s symptoms. I really admire him for coming out of the disability closet when he did and talking openly about his illness and the impact it has had on him.
There’s nothing particularly new or attention-grabbing about the writing in Always Looking Up, but it’s fresh and comes across as honest and sincere — and often funny. This is a sequel to his first memoir, Lucky Man, and talks about the ways Parkinson’s Disease continues to impact his personal, professional and family life, as well as his growing political activism (mainly focused around advocating for stem-cell research). It was well worth reading and I thoroughly enjoyed it.