Michael J. Fox is going back to the future again.
Macmillan imprint Flatiron Books announced on Thursday that it’s publishing a new book by the Family Ties and Spin City actor, titled No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality.
The fourth book by Fox, 58, will discuss his struggle with Parkinson’s disease; he was diagnosed when he was 29. Fox will share “stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality,” the publisher said.
In a news release, Flatiron Books president and publisher Bob Miller said, “Only Michael J. Fox could write about such difficult subjects with such warmth, wisdom, and humor. We're so proud to publish this book, a book that will add meaning to the lives of everyone who reads it.”
Fox publicly announced he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1998. In the years following, he maintained a busy schedule, appearing in television shows like The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and doing extensive work with his Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
He has also written three books about his long career and his experiences dealing with Parkinson’s: Lucky Man, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned.
No Time Like the Future is slated for publication on Nov. 17.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.