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The Resource A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

Label
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Title
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Fox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The film and television star discusses the early part of his life and shares his thoughts about the lessons that he learned along the way
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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353847
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Fox, Michael J
Dewey number
  • 791.43028092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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twists and turns and lessons learned
Label
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:163a581c-4aec-4346-a89b-3f68afc9e31c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316372589
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:163a581c-4aec-4346-a89b-3f68afc9e31c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316372589
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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