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by James Patterson
James Patterson

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"It's quite a life, Patterson's, and this fizzing, funny, often deeply moving memoir is a perfect way to understand the dizzying world of a best-selling writer." —Daily Mail
"Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!" –Ron Howard

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?
  • On the morning he was born, he nearly died.
  • Growing up, he didn't love to read. That changed.
  • 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 once sang "Happy Birthday" to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James.
  • Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them.
  • How did a boy from small-town New York become the world's most successful writer? How does he do it? 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."

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    • James Patterson - Author
    • James Patterson - Narrator
    Publisher: Hachette Audio Edition: Unabridged

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    • ISBN: 9781668602874
    • File size: 204538 KB
    • Release date: June 6, 2022
    • Duration: 07:06:07

    MP3 audiobook

    • ISBN: 9781668602874
    • File size: 204573 KB
    • Release date: June 6, 2022
    • Duration: 07:10:04
    • Number of parts: 6

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    Business Performing Arts Nonfiction

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    "It's quite a life, Patterson's, and this fizzing, funny, often deeply moving memoir is a perfect way to understand the dizzying world of a best-selling writer." —Daily Mail
    "Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!" –Ron Howard

    THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?
  • On the morning he was born, he nearly died.
  • Growing up, he didn't love to read. That changed.
  • 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 once sang "Happy Birthday" to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James.
  • Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them.
  • How did a boy from small-town New York become the world's most successful writer? How does he do it? 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."

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    Business Performing Arts Nonfiction
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      Publisher:
      Hachette Audio
      Edition:
      Unabridged

      OverDrive Listen audiobook
      ISBN: 9781668602874
      File size: 204538 KB
      Release date: June 6, 2022
      Duration: 07:06:07

      MP3 audiobook
      ISBN: 9781668602874
      File size: 204573 KB
      Release date: June 6, 2022
      Duration: 07:10:04
      Number of parts: 6

    • Creators
      • James Patterson - Author
      • James Patterson - Narrator
    • Formats

      OverDrive Listen audiobook
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    • Languages

      English

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