Friday, April 9, 2010

Always Looking Up

Most Recently Read Book:

Always Looking Up

By Michel J. Fox

I have a soft spot in my heart for the movie Back to the Future, and therefore, for Michael J. Fox. I was excited to hear about his life since he's not really on TV or in movies any more (at least not ones that I've seen...). It was really interesting to read about the most recent 10 years of his life as he deals with Parkinson's disease. It took me a little time to get used to listening to him read the book aloud, but after the first CD I was used to his style. I like how he talked about his life and how there are tidbits from movies and TV. I didn't know at all that he grew up in Canada as an army brat.

I can't not write this post and not say that in a tiny way it reminded me of Wicked by Kristin Chenowith. There was just a little confusion for me when it came to the timeline. There were times when I had to think about where he was chronologically because he wrote the chapters more along themes in his life versus in order. But this book was easier to follow than Wicked if you ask me.

1 comment:

Laraf123 said...

I definitely prefere chronological autobiographies but lately there seems to be a trend to write memoirs with themed chapters. Some of my favorite entertainers have published theirs this way (Patricia Heaton, Amy Grant). I find it confusing too!