Against Medical Advice

By James Patterson, Hal Friedman (Mass Market, 2014)
Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life was a living hell.

AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment. It is a heart-rending story of struggle and triumph with a climax as dramatic as any James Patterson thriller.

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life was a living hell.

AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment. It is a heart-rending story of struggle and triumph with a climax as dramatic as any James Patterson thriller.

James Patterson's most recent bestseller is The 6th Target. He is one of the best known and best selling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.
Cory Friedman was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when he was a child. He attended Syracuse University but eventually withdrew to pursue a career in internet marketing. He currently has four prominent web businesses and often works as a consultant for other companies.
Hal Friedman is a novelist and a family friend of the Pattersons. As James Patterson learned about Cory Friedman's struggles and his triumph over his condition, he and Hal Friedman decided to work together to help Cory write his story in his own voice.

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446505253
  • On Sale Date: 09/01/2014