Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can’t help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass. Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, “What are you smiling about?” but I already know the answer: “It just gets better from here.”

— from Always Looking Up

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  1. Second (chronologically and by merit) to Luck Man While Lucky Man seemed like an intimate portrayal of the life and beliefs of a man who just happens to be a celebrity, Always Looking Up seems to be the life happenings of a celebrity, post the makings of said- celebrity. Lucky Man is set up chronologically, though still fully gives affirmation as to why the selective dialogue Fox has with the reader truly connects us to the man inside the celebrity “bubble”. Always Looking Up, however, is thematic– separating life events post-Lucky Man into…

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  3. Always Looking Up Linda Husvar reviewed Always Looking Up on Goodreads — 5 starJust now ·Goodreads ·This sequel to Michael J. Fox’s “Lucky Man” takes us deeper into to his work, politics, faith, and family life. As a PD patient, I appreciate Michael’s amazing commitment to advocate for research and a cure. His courageous willingness to demonstrate what Parkinson’s Disease looks like is inspiring. There are no words to adequately express the impact Michael has had on me and…

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