Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Hollywood Park: a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(2)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"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"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250621566
9781250621542
9781250757616
9781250754592
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDa363fa44-6c96-c794-a482-d9791d497aeb
Grouping Titlehollywood park
Grouping Authormikel jollett
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-02-24 10:12:08AM
Last Indexed2021-02-24 10:13:55AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781250621566

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Jollett, Mikel.
authorJollett, Mikel,
author2-roleJollett, Mikel.
hoopla digital.
author_displayJollett, Mikel
available_at_catalogBelle Cooledge
North Natomas
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Belle Cooledge
Carmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
McKinley
North Natomas
Pocket-Greenhaven
Rancho Cordova
South Natomas
Wanderer Bookmobile
display_description"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"--
format_catalogBook
CD Audiobook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
ida363fa44-6c96-c794-a482-d9791d497aeb
isbn9781250621542
9781250621566
9781250754592
9781250757616
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d313368725Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d313368724Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d31336872-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d31336872-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook13falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d313368723Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:2811d43d-ed8d-46b1-af90-adfb424e311c-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books11falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b26297905.i8310253xFair Oaks782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 25, 2021faiag
ils:.b26297905.i83114749Carmichael782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 19, 2021carag
ils:.b26297905.i83102528McKinley782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Apr 7, 2021mckag
ils:.b26297905.i83468870Woodland Public LibraryBIOGRAPHY Jollett, M. 20201falsefalseDue Mar 13, 2021wdpa
ils:.b26297905.i83114798North Natomas782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseOn Shelfnntag
ils:.b26297905.i83103636Pocket-Greenhaven782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 23, 2021pocag
ils:.b26297905.i83114786Rancho Cordova782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 25, 2021ranag
ils:.b26297905.i83114774Pocket-Greenhaven782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseOn Holdshelfpocag
ils:.b26297905.i83102504Central782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 11, 2021cenag
ils:.b26297905.i83114828South Natomas782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseIn Transitnatag
ils:.b26297905.i83102516Wanderer Bookmobile782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Apr 7, 2021wanag
ils:.b26297905.i83448469McKinley782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Apr 2, 2021mckag
ils:.b26297905.i83114725Arden-Dimick782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 23, 2021ardag
ils:.b26297905.i83244323Folsom Adult NEW782.4216 JOL 20201falsefalseOn Holdshelffolad
ils:.b26359832.i83497109McKinleyCD 782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 30, 2021mckag
ils:.b26359832.i83497122Belle CooledgeCD 782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseOn Shelfcooag
ils:.b26359832.i83497080Belle CooledgeCD 782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 10, 2021cooag
ils:.b26359832.i83497092Arden-DimickCD 782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Mar 27, 2021ardag
ils:.b26359832.i83497110North NatomasCD 782.42166 J753 20201falsefalseDue Apr 6, 2021nntag
hoopla:MWT13496176Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13496176?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdu CD/Spoken Word
Adult Book Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction
last_indexed2021-02-24T18:13:55.609Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog782.42166 J753 2020
CD 782.42166 J753 2020
local_time_since_added_catalogYear
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Belle Cooledge
Carmichael
Central
Fair Oaks
McKinley
North Natomas
Pocket-Greenhaven
Rancho Cordova
South Natomas
Wanderer Bookmobile
primary_isbn9781250621566
publishDate2020
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d31336872eBookeBookEnglishCeladon Books2020
overdrive:2811d43d-ed8d-46b1-af90-adfb424e311ceAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishMacmillan Audio2020
ils:.b26297905BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishCeladon Books, 2020.377 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ils:.b26359832CD AudiobookAudio BooksEnglishMacmillan Audio, [2020]10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
hoopla:MWT13496176eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio, 2020.1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:0065f126-c7ad-4b69-b2bc-d71d31336872-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:2811d43d-ed8d-46b1-af90-adfb424e311c-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b26297905.i8310253xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83114749Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83102528Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83468870Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b26297905.i83114798On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83103636Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83114786Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83114774Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83102504Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83114828In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83102516Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83448469Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83114725Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26297905.i83244323Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26359832.i83497109Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26359832.i83497122On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26359832.i83497080Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26359832.i83497092Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26359832.i83497110Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
hoopla:MWT13496176Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAudiobooks
Autobiographies
Jollett, Mikel -- Childhood and youth
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography
Synanon (Foundation)
title_displayHollywood Park : a memoir
title_fullHollywood Park : a memoir / Mikel Jollett
Hollywood Park : a memoir [electronic resource] / Mikel Jollett
Hollywood Park A Memoir
title_shortHollywood Park
title_suba memoir
topic_facetAudiobooks
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Family & Relationships
Jollett, Mikel
Nonfiction
Rock musicians