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The Resource Hollywood Park : a memoir, Mikel Jollett

Hollywood Park : a memoir, Mikel Jollett

Label
Hollywood Park : a memoir
Title
Hollywood Park
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mikel Jollett
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This program is read by the author, and includes original music from the Airborne Toxic Event album, Hollywood Park. Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country's most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer. We were never young. We were just too afraid of ourselves. No one told us who we were or what we were or where all our parents went. They would arrive like ghosts, visiting us for a morning, an afternoon. They would sit with us or walk around the grounds, to laugh or cry or toss us in the air while we screamed. Then they'd disappear again, for weeks, for months, for years, leaving us alone with our memories and dreams, our questions and confusion. ...So begins Hollywood Park, Mikel Jollett's remarkable memoir. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country's most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader's mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, were separated from their parents when they were six months old, and handed over to the cult's "School." After spending years in what was essentially an orphanage, Mikel escaped the cult one morning with his mother and older brother. But in many ways, life outside Synanon was even harder and more erratic. In his raw, poetic and powerful voice, Jollett portrays a childhood filled with abject poverty, trauma, emotional abuse, delinquency and the lure of drugs and alcohol. Raised by a clinically depressed mother, tormented by his angry older brother, subjected to the unpredictability of troubled step-fathers and longing for contact with his father, a former heroin addict and ex-con, Jollett slowly, often painfully, builds a life that leads him to Stanford University and, eventually, to finding his voice as a writer and musician. Hollywood Park is told at first through the limited perspective of a child, and then broadens as Jollett begins to understand the world around him. Although Mikel Jollett's story is filled with heartbreak, it is ultimately an unforgettable portrayal of love at its fiercest and most loyal
Accompanying matter
  • technical information on music
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
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TEFOD
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Jollett, Mikel
Dewey number
782.42166092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML420.J7394
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jollett, Mikel
  • Synanon (Foundation)
  • Synanon (Foundation)
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
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Label
Hollywood Park : a memoir, Mikel Jollett
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Publication
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 50 min., 08 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781250754592
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computer
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rdamedia
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2811d43d-ed8d-46b1-af90-adfb424e311c
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unknown
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155504019
  • (OCoLC)on1155504019
Tape configuration
not applicable
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Label
Hollywood Park : a memoir, Mikel Jollett
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 50 min., 08 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250754592
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2811d43d-ed8d-46b1-af90-adfb424e311c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155504019
  • (OCoLC)on1155504019
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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