James Patterson: The Stories of My Life by James Patterson


The official autobiography of James Patterson, where he tells the story of his life and his journey to becoming a world-renowned author who continues to captivate readers across the globe

How did a boy from small-town New York become one of the world’s most successful writers?

On the morning he was born, he nearly died.

Growing up, he didn’t love to read. That changed.

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.

Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them.

These are the stories of James Patterson’s life- the most anticipated memoir of 2022.