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  • James Patterson by the raconteur himself is a tour de force that I recommend to everyone. One of the greatest storytellers of all time, Patterson has led an amazing life and has been stunningly successful on multiple fronts. It brings to mind Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears. You won't be able to put it down!

    PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times bestselling author
  • The book was damn near addictive. I loved it. Patterson recounts turning points and life-shaping lessons in short, riveting bursts that inform, entertain, and satisfy-then propel you into the next story. What at first appears to be a fun collection of reminiscences begins to reveal clues and insights into a highly productive life well lived. That Patterson guy can write!

    RON HOWARD
  • As the author of more than two hundred novels James Patterson has shown considerable potential as a writer. He reveals how he is working on that potential in his memoir. He talks about how he writes, which is educational and reveals a lot of who he is: creative, funny, and odd. Plus the book is always entertaining. You will enjoy the read.

    PHIL KNIGHT, creator of Nike and author of Shoe Dog
  • In this breezy and revealing autobiography, James Patterson packs his narrative with scores of personal stories that will delight fans, and even non-fans, of America's storied storyteller. Whether it was getting punched out by an unhinged high school teacher, writing the line 'I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid,' golfing with Bill Clinton, or getting rejected by a dating service, Patterson candidly lifts the curtain on his own life to reveal what inspired the novelist who has sold more than 400 million books and become a committed philanthropist in support of his cause célèbre - reading.

    Ben Bradlee Jr., author of The Forgotten
  • James Patterson's first rule of storytelling is 'be there.' And that's the genius of his autobiography. You're right there with him as he's growing up in Newburgh, New York; then on Madison Avenue; and as he begins to sell more books than anybody else on the planet. These are the stories of his life, some charming, some funny as hell, some highly emotional. Spoiler alert: whether you're a James Patterson fan or not, you're going to love this book.

    MIKE LUPICA, New York Times bestselling author

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