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Live with Brookline Booksmith! James Patterson with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Live with Brookline Booksmith! James Patterson with Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Read on for important details for this live, in person Brookline Booksmith event, at Coolidge Corner Theatre!

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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.

***REGARDLESS OF LOCAL GUIDELINES, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT.***

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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.

About Brookline Booksmith

We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

This event will take place on the ground floor of Coolidge Corner Theatre. Wheelchair spaces are available in the theater. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are general admission (first come, first served). Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, a guaranteed seat location, a wheelchair space, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID & IN-PERSON EVENTS:

Please note that any Brookline Booksmith in-person event may be canceled by the bookstore, publisher, or author based on concerns about health and safety around the time of the event. Wherever possible, any in-person appearance canceled due to COVID will be moved to the Brookline Booksmith Zoom as a Webinar at the same date and time, and all tickets & registrations will be transferred to the online event. Book signing details may change. Refunds may be requested in the case of a virtual pivot or event cancelation. Once personalized and/or shipped, books cannot be refunded.

Please see Coolidge Corner Theatre's health and safety guidelines page for the latest information.

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