Excerpt: 'Always Looking Up'

Michael J. Fox has written a book about the challenges of Parkinson's disease.

ByABC News via via logo
March 31, 2009, 3:41 PM

April 1, 2009 — -- For the last decade, Michael J. Fox has been a tireless spokesman for Parkinson's disease research. The actor, who retired from his hit sitcom "Spin City" in 2000 because of the disease, tells his personal story of how he turned his challenges into opportunities in his new book, "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist."

Fox begins the book with his retirement and the struggle of shifting between his public and private personas.

Read an excerpt of his book below.

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