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James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

by James Patterson

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 'What an insightful and invigorating read. So much content and inspiration from one of the world's most successful authors' SIR DAVID JASON

Penguin Random House
Publish Date
June 2022

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 Toys R Us ad jingle * 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.'

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