My Stroke of LuckBook - 2002
The Academy Award-winning actor and best-selling author shares his moving story of survival after a debilitating stroke in 1995, which forever changed his life and taught him valuable lessons, and provides touching anecdotes from such famous figures as Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quinn, Jack Lemmon, Michael J. Fox, and others who have triumphed over adversity. (Biography)
Known internationally and across generations for playing the indomitable Spartacus, topping international bestseller lists, and building parks and schools in troubled communities, Kirk Douglas is a legend in his own time and serves as an inspiration to us all.
Now, in My Stroke of Luck, Kirk Douglas finally completes his story by offering a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right. Writing in his own words, Douglas offers tender vignettes in tribute to the childhood that shaped him, the wife and devoted family who supported him, and the life-changing event that helped him to appreciate the gifts given to him over his eighty-three years. Touching and funny, inspiring and uplifting, Kirk Douglas traces how his greatest setback became a source of strength and renewal -- leading him to find the eighth decade of his life the most fulfilling yet.
The actor shares his story of survival after a debilitating stroke in 1995, which changed his life and taught him valuable lessons, and provides anecdotes from other famous figures who have triumphed over adversity.