Length: 368 Pages
Dimensions: 240mm x 34mm x 162mm
'The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny, poignant, and ultimately triumphant journey' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
'The whole story of his truly astonishing life' BOB WOODWARD
'The book was damn near addictive. I loved it' RON HOWARD
'Anyone who has ever started a James Patterson thriller knows how damned difficult it is to put down. And the same is true of this vivid, invigorating memoir' DAILY MAIL
'What an insightful and invigorating read. So much content and inspiration from one of the world's most successful authors' SIR DAVID JASON
'I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears' PATRICIA CORNWELL
'A compelling account of the life events that shaped an extraordinary man' NICHOLAS SPARKS
'This is a poignant, funny and inspiring account of a phenomenally successful career from a master storyteller' JAKE HUMPHREY
HIS BEST STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF HIS LIFE
· His father grew up in a New York poorhouse called the 'Pogie'.
· He worked at a psychiatric hospital where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. Both were patients.
· He was at Woodstock and was also an usher at the Fillmore East.
· He was CEO of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson North America when he was thirty-seven. He wrote the ad jingle, 'I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid'.
· He once watched Norman Mailer and James Baldwin square off to fight.
· He's played golf with three US presidents and has nine holes-in-one.
· Dolly Parton sang Happy Birthday to him over the phone. She calls him Jimmy James.
James says, 'I always wanted to write the kind of novel that is read and re-read so many times the binding breaks, and the book literally falls apart, pages scattered in the wind. I'm still working on that one.'
'A masterpiece of storytelling! Funny, poignant, brutally honest' ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. McRAVEN
'Will delight fans, and even non-fans, of America's storied storyteller' BEN BRADLEE JR.
'James Patterson's first rule of storytelling is "be there". And that's the genius of his autobiography' MIKE LUPICA
'Some people are just born to tell stories. James Patterson makes his own life as addictively enjoyable as his novels' NADINE DORRIES
'Jim Patterson's life is a thriller itself . . . This book is a pure joy to read' STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN
'Always entertaining . . . You will enjoy the read' PHIL KNIGHT
Length: 368 Pages
Dimensions: 240mm x 34mm x 162mm
I felt I was interviewing James Patterson under the highest permissible dose of sodium pentothal, the truth serum, for hours - and he spilled the whole story of his truly astonishing life and experiences and the absolute unlikelihood that he would become the best-selling fiction author of all time.
James Patterson does it again. The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny, poignant, and ultimately triumphant journey through his own life. If you are among the many millions of us who enjoy reading Patterson's books, or if you haven't discovered him yet, you'll love reading this one too.
One of the greatest storytellers of all time, Patterson has led an amazing life. James Patterson By James Patterson 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.
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. That Patterson guy can write!
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. The book is always entertaining. You will enjoy the read.
A masterpiece of storytelling! Funny, poignant, brutally honest, filled with life and love and heartbreak; it is the most entertaining book I have read in the past fifty years. Patterson reminds us all that even in our smallest moments, there are great stories to be told.
A compelling account of the life events that shaped an extraordinary man - combining elements of a tragic love story, counterculture youth, and cutthroat corporate success, this memoir will be a fascinating read for fans of his thrillers and beyond.
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.
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.
Jim Patterson's life is a thriller itself. From his hardscrabble upbringing as a great athlete from a small town in upstate New York, to his time as a hippie in the 1960s and a great ad copywriter in the 1970s, Jim became the bestselling author of all time. This book is a pure joy to read.
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Welcome to Middle School! Meet Rafe Khatchadorian, he’s always in trouble – whether he means to be or not. It’s his first year at Hills Village Middle School and he’s got a plan to make it the best year ever… The Worst Years of My Life is the first book in the bestselling Middle School series by James Patterson which has now been made into a Netflix Original Movie.