As part of their book promotion, Simon & Schuster have been tweeting out excerpts from Howard Stern Comes Again. One of those were the popular radio show host discussing an interview he did with Michael J. Fox.
“This interview shows Michael J. Fox in a way I had never seen him before. Our society has propped him up as this out-sized beacon of inspiration. Really, though, he’s just a regular guy doing his most to get through each day. He is so relatable, which makes him even more inspiring,” writes Howard in his new book.
Michael J. Fox is no stranger to writing a good book. Fox has authored three books over the years. His most recent, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned, is an inspirational book written to try to motivate high school and collage graduates. Fox wants them “to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches.” The book was published back in April of 2010, but it is still quite popular.
Prior to that, Fox wrote a book titled Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist. According to the book’s description, “Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities … he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson’s disease.”
His first book, Lucky Man: A Memoir, was published back in 2003, was published not long after he found out about his Parkinson’s diagnosis.
All three books have an audio version that is narrated by Michael himself.