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Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.

  • The cover of Michael J. Fox's book No Time Like the Future

    No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

    Michael J. Fox

    In his fourth memoir published in 2020, Michael uses his trademark sense of humor to share 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.


  • Book cover of "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" by Michael J. Fox.

    Always Looking Up

    Michael J. Fox

    There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox. Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities.


  • Cover of book "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

    Michael J. Fox

    Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when life goes skidding sideways.


  • Book cover of "Lucky Man" by Michael J. Fox.

    Lucky Man

    Michael J. Fox

    Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life -- from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity.


  • When Life Gives You Parkinson's

    "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" Podcast

    Hosted by Larry Gifford

    MJFF Patient Council member Larry Gifford, diagnosed with PD in 2017, hosts the inspiring, engaging and honest podcast “When Life Gives You Parkinson’s.” Through laughter and tears, Gifford and his family have opened their lives to the listeners and introduce us to how they and others in the Parkinson’s community are dealing with the symptoms and progression of the disease.   


  • Cover of the book "Parkinson's Disease for Dummies."

    Parkinson's Disease for Dummies

    Michele Tagliati, MD, Gary Guten, MD, MA, and Jo Horne, MA Foreword by MJFF co-founder Deborah W. Brooks.

    (Wiley, 2007)


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    The Wellness Principles: Cooking for a Healthy Life

    Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    From a world-renowned and beloved doctor, an accessible guide with 100 delicious tried-and-tested recipes for healthy living — to eat well, live well, and stay well. Tapping this holistic approach, The Wellness Principles also touches on healthy living beyond the plate through physical exercise, stress management, better sleep, and complementary therapies.


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    PD Avengers

    The PD Avengers are a global alliance of people living with Parkinson’s, partners and friends, standing together demanding change in how the disease is seen and treated. As a patient led organization, the PD Avengers add urgency to research, wellness and advocacy by uniting people and organizations to the cause of ending Parkinson’s disease. Learn more at www.pdavengers.com


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    The PD Companion

    Clinically Reviewed by: Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc, FAAN, FANA

    Life With Parkinson’s: 50 Facts & More — a modern lifestyle manual for living with Parkinson's disease — is filled with thoughtful and salient insights. This user-friendly reference — packed with detailed illustrations and inspirations — is meant to be saved, shared, and constantly referred to. It's also perfect for care partners and families. Now available in Hardcopy & Kindle via Amazon. Learn more at www.50Facts.com.


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    Winter Stars

    Dave Iverson

    MJFF founding Patient Council member Dave Iverson is a retired broadcast journalist, filmmaker, and the author of "Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, an Aging Son and Life's Final Journey." Iverson’s memoir offers an intimate, unvarnished portrait of navigating life’s obstacles and caring for our loved ones.


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