Against Medical Advice

Against Medical Advice

A True Story

Book - 2008
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Follows a family's long struggle with their son's mysterious medical disorder that from the age of five induced violent physical tics and prompted traumatic treatments, a situation that also pitted the family against a disheartening medical establishment.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316024754
Branch Call Number: RC375 .P38 2008
B Friedman
616.83 P317a
Characteristics: xii, 283 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Hal


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gruessgott Jul 30, 2012

A truly heartwarming story of a loving family's successful 13 year struggle with their son's Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Book written by the boy's father, Hal Friedman and James Patterson.

chris1380 Jan 25, 2012

I felt this book gave the reader a look at the real side of someones life. I think the most important part of the book was it felt real not sugar coated. I found myself understanding and rooting for Cory and his family the whole time.

Mar 29, 2009

OK read, sad story but not sure how inspiring I found it. Yes Cory's life was difficult, no I would not wish it on anyone, but I didn't think his recovery was so extraordinary nor did the writing elicit any deep feelings.


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