My Stroke of Luck

My Stroke of Luck Kirk Douglas Michael Douglas
  • Title: My Stroke of Luck
  • Author: Kirk Douglas Michael Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780060081416
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Audiobook
  • My Stroke of Luck Kirk Douglas Michael Douglas My Stroke of Luck 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
    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 heartfelIn 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.
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    1. Kirk Douglas born Issur Danielovitch, is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author His popular films include Out of the Past 1947 , Champion 1949 , Ace in the Hole 1951 , The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 , Lust for Life 1956 , Paths of Glory 1957 , Gunfight at the O.K Corral 1957 , The Vikings 1958 , Spartacus 1960 , Lonely Are the Brave 1962 ,The Fury 1978 and Tough Guys 1986 He is No.17 on the American Film Institute s list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time, making him the highest ranked living person on the list In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community He is one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood s golden age.


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    1. This short book was just great It only took maybe a couple of hours to read Kirk talks about his stroke at the age of 80, his struggle with depression and the effort it took to learn to talk again He speaks about his love for God, his wife, sons and friends and his desire to help other stroke victims He has a wonderful sense of humor

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    2. An initmate look at the impact a stroke had on his life The humor was a surprise, and the spirituality was unexpected Upon meeting God, Douglas asks, Is this heaven only to hear God reply, HEAVEN You just came from there and goes on to point out the many miracles we take for granted each day As he is practicing his speaking, Douglas remarks on the compexity of the English language The buck DOES funny things when the DOES are present.A quick read, it was like having a personal conversation with t [...]

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    3. This book can easily be read in a sitting It s short with large text.To be honest, I was hoping for a deeper story I ve had a few people in my life who suffered a stroke, and I was hoping it would give me better insight into their depression and struggles Instead, it came across as a light read with a lot of name dropping Parts of it were quite interesting, but I was definitely left wanting out it That being said, you can read it in a couple of hours, so it s not really time wasted I just real [...]

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    4. This is good, but a little scatterbrained at times It s a good reflection on a life well lived and the great people he s been surrounded with I read this immediately following Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw, a man with SMA, and comparing a man who is permanently wheelchair bound and a man recovering from a stroke makes you appreciate some of the little things like being able to speak and eat easily all the A quick read and I d recommend it to someone who feels trapped by a medical dia [...]

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    5. My Stroke of Luck is insightful and inspiring My favorite chapter was 21 Berlin Kirk Douglas met a Jewish woman who still lived in Berlin He asked her why she still lived in Berlin, she said she stayed for the little heroes, those people that hid her and risked their lives during WWII Douglas wrote It s not hard to be a Little Hero You aren t obligated to save a life, but you are obligated to try to help other people Follow my Operator s Manual, and perhaps if you are lucky, you, too, might beco [...]

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    6. Not only one of the greatest actors in the world, Kirk Douglas is a damned fine writer In this follow up memoir about coming to terms with his stroke, Kirk shows himself to be forthcoming and honest, as well as brave He is critical of himself and his weaknesses, detailing his struggles and inabilities, but Kirk finds a support system in friends, family, and his community they help him conquer any physical or mental weakness More than just anecdotes about show business and his life in the enterta [...]

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    7. A flighty little top of the mind book Not terribly well executed, but I could see how it would encourage a person after a stroke, which is what it s meant to do It is very simple, light, and optimistic Hardly a triumph of writing But I appreciate the man, and his wife, and his effort to help others The book has at least three glaring errors which seem remarkable to have been included In the first, he gets his age wrong, saying that in 1952 he s 42 years old when he would ve been 36 Second, both [...]

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    8. 3 STARS My stroke taught me so much, and for all that it stole, it gave me even In the process of healing, my life has changed for the better Now I want to share what I have learned.In this vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life as an actor, author, and legend in his own time, Kirk Douglas offers a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right in his life even after suffering a debilitating stroke Revealing not only the incredible physical and emotional toll of [...]

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    9. I read this as a book on tape And it was an exceptional story that made me laugh and cry Kirk told an interesting story that was well crafted He s as good a writer as an actor And it was well read by Kirk and Michael Douglass The title is what he has come to believe that the stroke which left him partially paralyzed and with great difficulty speaking was his good fortune, because it cured him of his conceit and made him a better human being He also discussed his admiration of others who made gre [...]

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    10. I bought this book after Douglas audio book, Let s Face It 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning I was impressed with what an engaging writer he is and when I realized he had written a book about what it was like to recover from his stroke, I wanted to read it This is a short, easy book few pages, big print but filled with interesting obsevations on his symptoms and what he went through during recovery I wouldn t say this was the best , most informative book I ve ever read, but it was interest [...]

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    11. I bought this book after Douglas audio book, Let s Face It 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning I was impressed with what an engaging writer he is and when I realized he had written a book about what it was like to recover from his stroke, I wanted to read it This is a short, easy book few pages, big print but filled with interesting observations on his symptoms and what he went through during recovery I wouldn t say this was the best , most informative book I ve ever read, but it was interes [...]

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    12. I was surprised to find this such an inspiring book from Kirk Douglas After his storke he has given us a book of enouragement with a capital E He says that he is a better person because of his sroke and likes himself better The opening to the book and the ending was read by Kirk Douglas who still has some trouble speaking and the rest of the book was read by his son Michael Douglas A must read for someone suffering the affects of a stroke or any other debilitating illness.

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    13. Kirk Douglas has always been one of my favorite old time movie stars He always portrayed a strong willed person and I guess that personification translated to his real life This book demonstrates the faith and persistence that Kirk Douglas had not to give into this dibilitating disease Stroke victims sufer tremendous emotional, as well as physical limitations and he over came them all because of his will, and mostly because of his faith.

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    14. Written after his stroke in the 90s Short, simple book He describes the agony and challenge to learn with the stroke, but, also, the things he learned about himself An excellent book to read by someone who has had stroke or a family member His last line in the book We all have a handicap big or small But we must overcome our handicaps to become better people We must try, we must try.

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    15. Who knew Kirk Douglas was a writer He wrote this book after suffering from a stroke He talks about fear and depression He wife being supportive, yet not an enabler so he could heal The constant hard work he put in to be able to function and work again Most importantly, he bared his soul about the people he took for granted, regrets, and living life to the fullest by helping others.

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    16. Yet another solid memoir from a still living legend about one of the darkest events in his life He manages to take this tragedy and turn it on its ear as he learns from it and grows, and continues on The weak points are only the reiteration of anecdotes found in his previous two books Some were repeated in both prior tomes.

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    17. Somewhere between his rapier wit and a brutally honest moment with a gun in hand, there is a moment when Kirk Douglas you will draw into his world of fear and desparation His writing is simple, but than that it is pure Poetically perfect in all of its imperfections, My Stroke of Luck touches the heart You will not only be charmed by this short story, you will find it inspirational.

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    18. I have been a fan of Mr Douglas for a very long time I ve actually been fond of the entire Douglas clan since I was a teen I ve read all of Mr Douglas books many times over This is the third time for me with this book I still am amazed at this man His courage and bravery are something to be admired I look up to this man with all that I am I am in awe of him and always will be.

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    19. I really enjoyed this book Who would have thought that Kirk Douglas was so poetic, so thoughtful, so inspirational While this short volume does focus in on the changes a minor stroke brought to his life, he also manages to give some insights into his life, his family, and his soul Anyone with older parents struggling with health issues stroke or otherwise will benefit from reading this book.

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    20. Kirk Douglas has a wonderful sense of humor in spite of everything he has been through I thoroughly enjoyed reading this It was a quick read, but full of inspiration I recommend this to anyone who needs positive thoughts about life s difficult times

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    21. Loved this book Parts made me tear up, parts had me laughing out loud I especially loved the behind the scenes look at what it took for Mr Douglas to get himself on stage to accept that lifetime achievement award.

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    22. What a touching story To come though something that make him feel he liked himself than before A lesson for us all The last chapter had an excellent story about the Special Olympics it made me cry.

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    23. Douglas tells a good story of overcoming a debilitating stroke that robbed him of his ability to talk, walk and basically made him an infant This is a heart warming story of courage and strenght of character.

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    24. Pulled this because of personal experience with Stroke in my family Biography slash tale of his inspiration thru others that befall Stroke tragedy Loved this, brief, short and able to share with someone who finds it difficult to read now Thank you Mr Douglas.

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    25. This is the second time that I have read this book still good but drags a little.

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    26. After reading the last one, this was a breath of fresh air I enjoyed how he went through the stages of recovery and built himself into a better person.

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    27. A good book with background on when he had his stroke Interesting and good honest feelings about how it was.

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    28. Read by the author, no less post stroke

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    29. Terrible tragedy for the Douglas family.

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    30. A beautifuly written book

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