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Summer Reading Book Discussion
Summer Reading Book Discussion

Wed, Sep 01


South Church Concord United Church of Ch

Summer Reading Book Discussion

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2021, 4:30 PM

South Church Concord United Church of Ch, 27 Pleasant St, Concord, NH, USA

About the event

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. His new memoir reassesses his outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

In No Time Like the Future, Michael shares 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. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. While each person with Parkinson's has a unique set of symptoms and strengths, given Jed Rardin's PD diagnosis a few years ago, this very accessible book is a good way for us as a congregation to experience one person's story.  

Jed will host a Zoom conversation about the book and about his own journey with Parkinson's on Wednesday, September 1 at 4:30 pm. A copy of the book is available online or at Gibson's (mention the South Church book study and receive a discount).

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