Friday, May 08, 2009

Best books: Michael J. Fox

Actor/activist/writer Michael J. Fox is the best-selling author of Always Looking Up, a memoir about how his life was changed by Parkinson’s disease.

He named a best books list for The Week. One title on the list:
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Vintage, $8).

It’s kind of surprising for someone who’s a self-described optimist to love this apocalyptic road story so much. But McCarthy captures the step-in-front-of-a-train, protect-at-all-costs mind-set of a father and transfers it to the starkest possible context.
Read about another book on Fox's list.

Other fans of The Road include Paulette Jiles, Joshua Clark, David Dobbs, Andrew Pyper, Dan Rather, Jim Lehrer, and this guy.

--Marshal Zeringue