Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
James Patterson and Hal Friedman share the story of Cory Friedman’s life with Tourette’s Syndrome. Cory was misdiagnosis and given the wrong medication repeatedly. He spent his life twitching and jerking, making involuntary motions and uttering involuntary words. He developed uncontrollable fears and obsessive habits. “I never know if it’s the medicine itself, the combination of medicines, the doses, or the usual ups and downs that happen with Tourettes.”
I do not think anyone can begin to understand the hell the Friedman’s, especially Cory, have lived through. My heart aches for them and rejoices for them. Cory, you are a remarkable young man with a remarkable family.
Against Medical Advice grabbed my attention and would not let go. I read this book in one sitting. The story is told from Cory’s point of view. I think family photographs would have added to this book; however, I can also understand that the family might have considered that intrusive. I highly recommend this book.