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Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Kevin T. Collins Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cory Friedman wakes up one morning when he is five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head - and his life is never the same. From that day forward, his life becomes a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses.

Soon it becomes unclear what tics are symptoms of his disease and what are side effects of the drugs. The only certainty is that it keeps getting worse. Despite his lack of control, Cory is aware of every embarrassing movement, and sensitive to every person's reaction to his often aggravating presence. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life is 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Steve Mount | 2/16/2014

    " My first Patterson book (seen some of the movies). The story is told from a teenager's perspective and I'm not so far removed from that age that I couldn't see how frightening his struggle with Tourette's was. From the perspective of a parent, it was frightening and enlightening to see how far a parent would go to keep their child safe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Andi | 2/6/2014

    " The writing won't blow you away. But, the story of a young man struggling with Tourette's, anxiety issues, and OCD will remind you to be a little more compassionate and emphatic to the struggles of others. Bad behavior isn't necessarily always bad behavior; sometimes, it's just a symptom of a much bigger issue. That's something I tried to remember while teaching, but sometimes it's easy to forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Donna | 2/6/2014

    " this book really pulls on the emotions...mad...glad...very sad. Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Angie | 1/27/2014

    " This book helped me understand what kids with mental health issues and behavioral problems go through as well as the way it affects their families. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 300 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids.

About the Narrator

Kevin T. Collins is an actor, singer, and recording artist with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in numerous theater performances, including AngelsCity of AngelsParadise Lost, and on television in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light.