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A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges. In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.” Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael J. Fox
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2020-11-17
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250265623

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Genre : Botswana
Author : Michael Fairlie
Publisher : Hyperion Books
Release : 1992
File : 246 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015029190157

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Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Release : 1908
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : MSU:31293008501029

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A firsthand account of pioneer life in east Texas.

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Genre : History
Author : John Holmes Jenkins, III
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-07-05
File : 347 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780292788602

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Author : Charles Hutton
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Release : 1815
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : BCUL:1092459272

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Author : Joseph Grimaldi
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Release : 1884
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:590442908

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"Is it possible that the most modern, most startlingly avant-garde novel to appear this year was originally published in 1881?" –Parul Sehgal, New York Times Machado de Assis’s classic novel, the precursor of Latin American fiction, is finally rendered as a stunningly relevant work for twenty-first-century readers. “I passed away at two o’clock in the afternoon on a Friday in August in 1869, in my beautiful mansion in the Catumbi district of the city.” So begins Machado de Assis’s Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas, told eerily from beyond the grave. First appearing in Brazil in 1881, this remarkably experimental novel was never intended by its author to be a popular “run-of-the-mill-novel.” Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, the son of a mulatto father and a washerwoman, and the grandson of freed slaves, was not, originally, expecting literary encomiums in his lifetime, especially not for Brás Cubas. And yet, his prodigious output of novels, plays, and stories would influence generations of South American writers. Now, with this coruscating new translation of one of his most compelling novels, esteemed translators Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson reveal a pivotal moment in Machado’s career, as his flights of the surreal became his literary hallmark. In eloquent, contemporary prose, Costa and Patterson breathe new life into the dynamic character of Brás Cubas and reveal the vivid, tempestuous Rio de Janeiro of his time. The recently deceased Cubas narrates his life story, admitting glibly: “I am not so much a writer who has died, as a dead man who has decided to write.” His life, therefore, is relayed out of order, beginning with his funeral, and then stepping back to offer “a brief genealogical sketch.” An enigmatic, amusing and frequently insufferable anti-hero, Cubas describes his childhood spent tormenting household slaves and meddling cheekily in adult affairs, through his bachelor years navigating his own torrid affairs, up to his final days obsessing over nonsensical poultices. Fantastical in structure and enthralling in tone, Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is a deeply human story of a somber life—how much of it reflects the author’s own personality we will never know. At once a work of uproarious mockery and great sympathy, this is Machado de Assis at his most pathbreaking: an incisive observer of the human condition, and a founding father of modernist fiction.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2020-06-16
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781631495335

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Genre : Botswana
Author : Thomas Tlou
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Release : 1995
File : 467 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105070494807

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Author : John Pendleton Kennedy
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Release : 1856
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UVA:X002014871

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Release : 1872
File : 391 Pages
ISBN-13 : IBNF:CF005709675

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