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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Received an advanced copy...

I joined the James Patterson Community and was the 1000th member to join. I actually got the book sent to me in the mail yesterday and I read it very quickly, could not put it down as is always the case with his books. This is his first non-fiction book and it did not l...
I joined the James Patterson Community and was the 1000th member to join. I actually got the book sent to me in the mail yesterday and I read it very quickly, could not put it down as is always the case with his books. This is his first non-fiction book and it did not let me down. You feel a connection with the main character as soon as you start reading. James Patterson has a future in the non-fiction field. I suggest you run out in October and pick up your copy!

posted by Anonymous on June 26, 2008

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Please Review After Reading the Book

I respect the fact that you might think James Patterson is the best thing to be marketed since sliced bread, but PLEASE stop reviewing books that you haven't read yet. If you want to sing the praises of the author, create a book club or join one about that author, but ...
I respect the fact that you might think James Patterson is the best thing to be marketed since sliced bread, but PLEASE stop reviewing books that you haven't read yet. If you want to sing the praises of the author, create a book club or join one about that author, but please stop posting reviews before books come out, or posts that just talk about the writer, instead of the WRITING. Please pay no attention to the rating attached to this comment. I haven't read the book, but I felt I had to say something about these posts. The only way to post is to add a rating. If anyone has read this book, I'd love to hear whether you enjoyed it or not.

posted by shadohweaver215 on October 22, 2008

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    Posted April 4, 2013

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    I have a cat hanging around my clan who won't stop cussing at me and my friends and calling us stupid and idiots. What should I do about this jerk?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2009

    It's just OK

    I've never read James Patterson books, so this review is not based off his name. I picked up this book at the library after reading the summary of what it was about. While I learned some about Tourette's and OCD that I didn't know before, I found the book to lack real information on the medical side of things. It was more about uping doses and new medications, without any real detail. In reading about Cory's life, I felt like I could sympathize with Cory because of the fact that his parents were letting him destruct himself with alcohol and never supported him in a proper parental way by listening to what his needs were rather than what they wanted to happen. They continued to make him take prescription drugs that were making him worse than he was without them. And the part that upsets me most with this story is that Cory was allowed to drive a motorcycle and a car while on Multiple types of drugs and in a condition to which he had problems contolling the movement of his body. In one chapter he talks about being on the turnpike and his body twitching so much he was having problems steering his motorcycle. That is dangerous to other drivers and shame on the parents for letting him drive under those conditions. Yes, people have the right to drive, but all drivers have the right to safety and this is clearly a story where Cory should never have been allowed to drive. Overall, I would not tell anyone to read this book. Want a really good book, try Jenny McCarthy's Mother Warriors or Louder Than Words. She's a real Parent.

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