A funny thing happened on the way to the future: [twists and turns and lessons learned]

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches—all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.

In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.

Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.


Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781401323868
140139518
9781401395186
9780316372589
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ff2fe6c7-1194-7d75-95e9-68049b44ad36
Grouping Title funny thing happened on the way to the future twists and turns and lessons learned
Grouping Author fox michael j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 01:46:04AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 02:36:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Conroy, Michael.
author Michael J. Fox
author2-role Conroy, Michael., Hyperion Audiobooks.
author_display Fox, Michael J
available_at_catalog Brighton, Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Brighton - Adult CD Audiobooks - Nonfiction, Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_description

Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches—all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor.

In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.

Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.

format_catalog Audio Book, Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id ff2fe6c7-1194-7d75-95e9-68049b44ad36
isbn 140139518, 9780316372589, 9781401323868, 9781401395186
item_details ils:757481|792597|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|BIOGRAPH ENTRTAIN FOX i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, ils:800098|1282817|Brighton - Adult CD Audiobooks - Nonfiction|CD BIOGRAPH FOX i|Audio Book|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||br||, overdrive:163a581c-4aec-4346-a89b-3f68afc9e31c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-11-20T09:36:25.548Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog BIOGRAPH ENTRTAIN FOX i, CD BIOGRAPH FOX i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Brighton, Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9781401323868
publishDate 2010
record_details ils:757481|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Hyperion,|c2010.|viii, 100 p. ; 19 cm., ils:800098|Audio Book|Audio Books||English|Hyperion Audio,|p2010.|2 sound discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:163a581c-4aec-4346-a89b-3f68afc9e31c|eBook|eBook||English|Hachette Books||
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:757481 792597 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:163a581c-4aec-4346-a89b-3f68afc9e31c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:800098 1282817 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Actors -- Canada -- Biography, Actors -- United States -- Biography, Actors and actresses -- Canada -- Biography, Actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography, Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Fox, Michael J., -- 1961-, HUMOR / Form Essays, Parkinson's disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
title_display A funny thing happened on the way to the future : twists and turns and lessons learned
title_full A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned, A funny thing happened on the way to the future : twists and turns and lessons learned / Michael J. Fox, A funny thing happened on the way to the future-- [sound recording] : [twists and turns and lessons learned] / Michael J. Fox
title_short A funny thing happened on the way to the future :
title_sub [twists and turns and lessons learned]
topic_facet Actors, Actors and actresses, Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Fox, Michael J, Nonfiction, Parkinson's disease, Patients