Yesterday I read Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman, and it opened out my eyes to something I didn’t know a whole lot about. I have to say that writing this book in the first person *I* in the best decision in my opinion because it makes it feel more human to the reader.
When reading non-fiction, I find it hard to keep my feelings in check because we aren’t talking about characters but humans and real life. When I read this book, I had a wake-up call about how unfair this world can be and the injustice that we create to other humans just because they have a condition that you aren’t aware of or want to ignore instead of learning how to help the person.
Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is what Cory got diagnosed after many battles and medications with which doctors tried to help Cory. In this case, the cure that worked was when Cory took life in his own two hands and found ways to deal with life and be successful. I love the approach that the authors took in writing this and, I gave this book a four out of five stars.