James Patterson by James Patterson by James Patterson audiobook

James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

By James Patterson
Read by James Patterson

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316397537

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/06/2022

    ISBN: 9781668602867

  • Available on 06/06/2022

    ISBN: 9781668615416

Runtime: 7.10 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?
  • James nearly died early on the morning he was born. Somehow he survived and went on to become the bestselling author in the world.  
  • His grandmother told him something that’s been his motto for his entire writing career—“Hungry dogs run faster.”
  • When James worked as a psychiatric aide at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, he met the singer James Taylor. And the poet Robert Lowell.  
  • James’s first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was turned down by thirty-one publishers. It then won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first mystery.  
  • While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid.”
  • As a young writer, James once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a literary party.
  • He has played golf with three American presidents—and has had nine holes in one. 
  • Dolly Parton once sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James.
  • He 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, pages scattering in the wind. James says, “I’m still working on that one.” 

So how did he wind up writing, and reading, so many books? This is a mystery story. Actually, come to think of it, quite a few people die.  

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“His voice is both friendly and engaging — this audiobook is like talking with an old friend on the back porch…You’ll like James Patterson the person as much as you like James Patterson the novelist.” AudioFile
“I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears.” Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“James Patterson does it again. The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny…and ultimately triumphant journey through his own life.” Hillary Rodham Clinton, politician and New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English