Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Day Fourteen - 30 Day Meme

Day 14 – a non-fictional book 
For Mother's Day last year I received Michael J. Fox's "Always Looking Up ".

Blurb from the back of the book: "Struck with Parkinson's - a debilitating, degenerative disease - at the height of his fame, Michael J. Fox has taken what some might consider cause for depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. In this continuation of his Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Lucky Man, he writes with warmth, humour and incredible honesty about the journey he has undertaken since he came to terms with his condition"

As a nurse, it was refreshing to read about his journey and experiences. It made the disease clearer to me in a personal sense  - opposed to just reading the facts in a text book or patient's progress notes. I applaud him for writing so honestly and for increasing the profile of Parkinson's Disease.

Visit the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research to learn more.

3 comments:

  1. I have wanted to get his book, the first one especially, to read for a long time. Now that you have given such a positive synopsis of the 2nd one I want to read that too!! :-)

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  2. Thanks Natalie for recommending this book. I'll put both on my 101 list.
    I was once a nurse now I just nurse my own children LOL.
    I just started reading Dr Chris Obrien's book it is heartwarming and funny despite knowing the inevitable outcome.

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  3. I've always meant to read this book but never got around to it! Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out!

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