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Publisher Description

Cory Friedman wakes up one morning when he is five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head - and his life is never the same. From that day forward, his life becomes 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 keeps 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 Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment. It is a heart-rending story of struggle and triumph with a climax as dramatic as any James Patterson thriller.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
KTC
Kevin T. Collins
LENGTH
05:14
hr min
RELEASED
2008
October 20
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
224.3
MB

Customer Reviews

berry_love <3 ,

IM SO MAD :(

i went and payed for this book on ibooks and i didnt no u could get it up here!!!! btw its great guys get it!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

MyFavOrites ,

Great read!

A fantastic story of courage against all odds, unconditional love and the amazing human spirit.

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