A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Michael J. Fox, 2010
Short book/audiobook of Michael J. Fox’s insights into receiving an education on the job. We listened to the audiobook on the way to vacation. It was written as an extended graduation speech to graduates, and this book contains a few nuggets of wisdom about succeeding in the face of adversity and seizing opportunities. Fox is known as an optimist, but fancies himself a realist in the book and describes how he reacted and thrived in the face of early-onset Parkinson’s disease. The book is a little interesting, but not life-altering.
While advertised/packaged as a gift for graduating high-school seniors, Maria and I think it is more relevant as a gift to high-school underclassmen. Get ‘em early.