Hollywood Park

Written By Mikel Jollett
Hollywood Park
  • Publsiher : Celadon Books
  • Release : 26 May 2020
  • ISBN : 1250621542
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Hollywood Park written by Mikel Jollett which was release on 26 May 2020, this book published by Celadon Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** “A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph." —O, The Oprah Magazine "This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story." —Good Morning America, 20 Books We're Excited for in 2020 "Several years ago, Jollett began writing Hollywood Park, the gripping and brutally honest memoir of his life. Published in the middle of the pandemic, it has gone on to become one of the summer’s most celebrated books and a New York Times best seller..." –Los Angeles Magazine 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.

Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park
  • Author : Mikel Jollett
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1250621542
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Summary : **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** “A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is ...

Hollywood Park Poems

Hollywood Park Poems
  • Author : Doug Tanoury
  • Publisher : Funky Dog Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1250621542
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  • Author : Martin Marcus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002-11
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1250621542
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Summary : I sit in the swing on the front porch each night, look out across my moonlit farm, and experience a quiet solitude that brings me peace. I reminisce about days gone by, and a smile captures my soul. I have no regrets. I've had a wonderful life. I saw Jasmine ...

Hollywood Park Railbird Handbook

Hollywood Park Railbird Handbook
  • Author : Don Voorhees,Bob Benoit
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Total pages : 47
  • ISBN : 1250621542
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 212
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Hollywood Park  1972
  • Author : Bob Benoit
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Total pages : 212
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Hollywood Park Athletic Stadium

Hollywood Park Athletic Stadium
  • Author : Inglewood (Calif.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 212
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Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimore

Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimore
  • Author : John P. Coleman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1250621542
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Summary : This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin’s, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : California (State).
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-14
  • Total pages : 212
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The Gambler and the Bug Boy

The Gambler and the Bug Boy
  • Author : John Christgau
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 254
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Summary : An account of a dark chapter in American horse racing history documents the scandal that ensued in 1939 and 1940 Los Angeles when notorious L.A. bookmaker Bernard "Big" Mooney threatened young jockeys if they did not fix races, with the unwilling assistance of Albert Siler, a young apprentice rider manipulated by ...

California Court of Appeal 3rd Appellate District Records and Briefs

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  • Author : California (State).
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  • Release Date : 2021-04-14
  • Total pages : 212
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