James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

by James Patterson
James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

by James Patterson

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Pull up a chair to this kitchen table conversation of a book, a fantastically fun, lively life story of the man who has authored over 200 books — arguably a work for every reader of every age. What shines through is James Patterson’s heart, humor, wonder, and unabashed embrace of everything books — readers, writers, booksellers and librarians.

How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? This "fizzing, funny, often deeply moving" (Daily Mail) #1 New York Times bestselling memoir is “damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!” (Ron Howard)

James Patterson's best stories are the stories of his life. 
  • On the morning he was born, he nearly died.
  • His dad grew up in the Pogey– the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse.
  • He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell.  
  • While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid.”
  • He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party.
  • He’s only been in love twice.  Both times are amazing.
  • Dolly Parton sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone.  She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James.
  • He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I’m still working on that one.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538709702
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2023
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 92,047
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

About The Author
James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

Hometown:

Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York

Education:

B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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