Record Details

Catalog Search

Hollywood Park : a memoir / Mikel Jollett.

Jollett, Mikel, (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 7 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

3 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B JOLLETT JOL (Text) 34207002314442 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 782.42166092 JOLLETT (Text) 34304000968172 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 782.42166 Jol (Text) 32604000206959 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 782.4216 JOLL (Text) 39213000891576 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 921 JOLLETT (Text) 39970001043727 NF Checked out 07/20/2020
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 782.42166 JOLLETT (Text) 34330513475468 Adult - New Fiction Checked out 07/30/2020
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 782.4216 JOL (Text) 78551000546525 Non-Fiction Checked out 07/20/2020
Oxford PL - Oxford 782.42 JOL (Text) 34045000479142 Non-Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch B JOL (Text) 70622000044562 CPL-Adult Nonfiction Available -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg BIO JOL (Text) 35830802006550 Lease Books Checked out 08/03/2020
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250621566
  • ISBN: 1250621569
  • Physical Description: 377 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Celadon Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jollett, Mikel > Childhood and youth.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Synanon (Foundation)
Genre: Autobiographies.

Additional Resources