Against Medical Advice A True Story

ISBN-10: 0446505242
ISBN-13: 9780446505246
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became 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 kept 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 one family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a rigid medical establishment.

James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida.

Hal Friedman is the author of the bestselling books, A Hunting We Will Go (1998) and Over the Edge (1999). In 2008 he co-authored the true, nonfiction account of a family struggling to overcome adversity in Against Medical Advice. The book became a New York Times bestseller; it was co-authored with James Patterson.

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