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My Stroke of Luck

My Stroke of Luck

Written by Kirk Douglas

Narrated by Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas


My Stroke of Luck

Written by Kirk Douglas

Narrated by Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas

ratings:
4.5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 6, 2006
ISBN:
9780061174339
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In the six decades since he took to the stage and screen, Kirk Douglas has starred in eighty-three films, nine plays, written seven books, and made a remarkable commitment to humanitarian causes world-wide. Now in My Stroke of Luck, his vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life, Kirk Douglas finally completes his story by offering a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right.

Written in his own words, Kirk offers tender vignettes of his childhood, family, and the seminal event that changed his life for the better. Kirk offers the lessons that saved him and helped him to heal; he also shares warm memories of some of the most famous figures of our time -- including Burt Lancaster, Michael J. Fox and Gary Cooper.

Filled with personal insights and read by Kirk Douglas and his son Michael, My Stroke of Luck is an audio sure to inspire all who hear it.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 6, 2006
ISBN:
9780061174339
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Kirk Douglas was a renowned actor who appeared in almost ninety movies before retiring from film acting in 2004. His work on and off the screen was rewarded with three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Medal of Freedom. Through his production company, Bryna, he produced acclaimed films such as The Vikings, Lonely Are the Brave, Paths of Glory, and Seven Days in May. A master storyteller, Douglas also penned ten novels and memoirs. In 2009, he starred in an autobiographical one-man show called Before I Forget at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. For many years, Douglas maintained an active life in Beverly Hills and Montecito, where he lived with his beloved wife Anne. He passed away on February 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. He was 103 years old.   .

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  • (4/5)
    I initially thought this book may be a little boring and lack substance. However, I was pleasantly surprised as this book is very inspirational. Douglas pulls no punches in his description of life after a stroke. The struggle of learning to speak again, the depression, anxiety and frustration are all big road blocks to recovery. Douglas also tells of others who have overcome significant physical disabilities and gone on to a succesful, fullfilling life. If you have had a stroke or know someone who has then IU would highlt recommend this book.
  • (5/5)
    Inspiring and encouraging! Lots of laughs and tears. Thank you Mr. D.