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Live with Brookline Booksmith! James Patterson with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Live with Brookline Booksmith! James Patterson with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 - 6:00PM ET
Event Location: 
Event address: 
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the release of James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life with a live conversation with the world's bestselling author himself. He will be joined by Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Register for the event!

This event is ticketed. Tickets include a general admission seat at the event AND a copy of James Patterson by James Patterson.

Ticket holders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.


Signed books!

All copies of the book will be presigned by the author and distributed at this live, in person event.


James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

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.

· 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.

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.”

James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022.

James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

Moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning five Agathas, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and 37 EMMYs for her investigative reporting in Boston. Her newest novel is Her Perfect Life, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge. Starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly called it “superlative.” It’s now an Agatha Award nominee for Best Contemporary Novel. Her upcoming thriller is The House Guest, coming February 2023.