James Patterson by James Patterson

“I felt I was interviewing James Patterson under the highest permissible does of sodium pentothal, the truth serum, for hours—and he spilled the whole story of his truly astonishing life.”—Bob Woodward
How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?


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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…


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