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The Resource James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life, James Patterson

James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life, James Patterson

Label
James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life
Title
James Patterson by James Patterson
Title remainder
the stories of my life
Statement of responsibility
James Patterson
Title variation
James Patterson
Title variation remainder
the stories of my life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A #1 best-selling author shows how a boy from small-town New York made it to literary stardom
  • 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. 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 once sang "Happy Birthday" to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. 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."
  • "How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become one of the most successful storytellers in the world? James nearly died early on the morning he was born. His grandmother told him something that's been his motto for his entire writing career: 'Hungry dogs run faster'. When James worked at a psychiatric 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 re-read 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"--Amazon.com
  • Some of Patterson's best stories are the stories of his own life: on the morning he was born, he nearly died. He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, he met the singer James Taylor, and the poet Robert Lowell. In a series of short vignettes-- most only two to four pages-- Patterson takes us on a journey through his own life. He wants to tell you some stories... the way he remembers them, anyway--Adapted from jacket, regular print edition
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patterson, James
  • Patterson, James
  • Authors, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Large type books
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life, James Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1308411321
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • Large print edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316445214
Lccn
2021943106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1308411321
Label
James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life, James Patterson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1308411321
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • Large print edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316445214
Lccn
2021943106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1308411321

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