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Dec 12, 2020lleary5 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
After reading “No Time,” I endeavor to read more Michael J. Fox. With clear delineations, the chapters are well constructed—the author doesn’t divulge his entire life, and what he chooses to say has worth and value. - As non-fiction, NT is a valuable foray into Parkinson’s—which, if I recall, MJF refers to as “movement disorder.” I was surprised to learn PK is more likely degenerative than lethal. - Digesting the author’s take on Parkinson’s made me happy. To me, two quotes capture his perspective: - (1) “I’m beginning to see that . . . fear’s opposite, can be expressed as gratitude . . . ,” and (2) “The mistake I make at times is to assume that my kids are looking at what I can’t do, and not at what I can do. They see through the disease, and they see their dad.” Basically, he expected to be viewed through a lens of ableism, and his children proved that wrong. - My take is that the author’s journey taught him to view Parkinson’s is more a unifying rather than a divisive human condition. - I have a proclivity for Canadian content and especially for Canadian authors. On that note, EPL should procure more Canadian than any other content. - As a final note, there were some incongruities in vocabulary. I sometimes wondered if random words were searched in a Thesaurus and replaced with a more complex synonym. There is a possibility that Im wrong, and MJF is simply an avid reader with an vocabulary to match. But, when that happens, the complexity of each clause in a sentence normally flows like interlocked pieces of a puzzle. And I don’t see that here.