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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.


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    Parkinson's Disease for Dummies: Second Edition

    Michele Tagliati, MD and Jo Horne, MA Foreword by MJFF CEO and Co-Founder Deborah W. Brooks.

    Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses.

    (John Wiley & Sons, 2022)


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    The PD Movers - We Keep Moving Storybook

    Supported by Columbia University Irving Institute for Translational Science

    The PD Movers - We Keep Moving storybook is a compilation of narratives of African American and Black individuals and caregivers who are living and thriving with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Supported by Columbia University Irving Institute for Translational Science, the authors hope these stories will educate others by removing the mysteries and misconceptions of PD and provide useful resources regarding diagnosis and treatment to allow others to thrive with the disease.


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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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    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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    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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    Semaphore

    Texts by Rebecca A. Senf, Torrance York

    After receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis, Torrance York focused her camera on the goal to integrate this life-altering information into her sense of self. In Semaphore, her response to this personal challenge, York presents a visual journey of poetic images that articulate the shift in her perspective post-diagnosis. York’s quiet, generous and luminous photographs bare human vulnerability, while inspiring optimism and connection. Semaphore includes 67 photographs and texts by York and Rebecca Senf, PhD. 

    Interested readers may preorder Semaphore and learn more about the artist at  www.torranceyork.com


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