Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love.

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 that will make you laugh and cry, told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

HOLLYWOOD PARK: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next List pick!

“Jollett is at his best when exploring his complicated relationship with his brother; drifting apart as children and forming a stronger bond as adults, especially after the author becomes the first person in his family to attend college. He concludes with how music, and writing, became outlets for masking feelings of shame and coming to terms with the past. Jollett’s absorbing memoir of self, discovery, and rediscovery will have a wide audience.”–Library Journal, starred review

“[A] shocking but contemplative memoir about the aftermath of an unhealthy upbringing”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

HOLLYWOOD PARK: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett; 9781250621566; available now.

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