PMQ's Camp Chilliwack
As Michael picks at a plate of spaghetti puttanesca, we talk about our kids, and the
finicky business of writing.
Recently he went home to visit his family in B.C. He had only one copy of his book, but
his mother, brother and one of his three sisters quickly devoured it, and to his relief
they approved. After a ski trip to Whistler with his children, they took a helicopter to
Chilliwack for a family gathering and visited the now-defunct army base where his father
was once stationed.
"We walked around and looked into the windows of the old houses," he recalls.
"I remember seeing my father perform these drag shows at these beer gardens they'd have.
I'd pick up the bottles for two cents each. He'd dress up like a woman and lip-synch Allan
Sherman records. He was a comedian, which was so antithetical to him being a military guy.
That conflict was one of the reasons he ultimately let me act. He had enough of a dreamer
Michael J. Fox