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VIP Experience- HOLLYWOOD PARK by Mikel Jollett
House of Blues
Dallas, TX
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May 31, 2020 6:00 PM



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VIP Experience $35.00 ($37.74 w/service fee)
Includes: a copy of Hollywood Park, the signing, pictures with Mikel, a 10 minutes talk, and a 20 minute Q&A. NO ENTRY TO CONCERT WITH THIS PURCHASE.  
 
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VIP Experience- HOLLYWOOD PARK by Mikel Jollett
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH THE PURCHASE OF A CONCERT TICKET AND PROOF-OF-PURCHASE OF HOLLYWOOD PARK FROM HALF PRICE BOOKS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE VIP EVENT. YOUR BILLING ADDRESS WILL BE USED AS YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

Your VIP Experience ticket includes a copy of Hollywood Park, to be mailed to your shipping address before the event takes place. The book and brown paper ticket receipt are your entry into the VIP Experience, which will take place 1 hour prior to doors opening for the general public.

Included in the VIP Experience:
-Copy of Hollywood Park
-A signing with Mikel Jollett
-Pictures with Mikel Jollett
-A short talk and Q&A with Mikel Jollett

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD PARK
Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the countrys 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 theyd 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 Jolletts remarkable memoir. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the countrys most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leaders 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 cults School. When Mikel was five, his mother escaped the cult with both of her children. 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, narcissistic 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 Jolletts story is filled with heartbreak, it is ultimately an unforgettable portrayal of love at its fiercest and most loyal.

ABOUT MIKEL JOLLETT
Mikel Jollett is the frontman of the indie band The Airborne Toxic Event. Prior to forming the band, Jollett graduated with honors from Stanford University. He was an on-air columnist for NPR's All Things Considered, an editor-at-large for Men's Health and an editor at Filter magazine. His fiction has been published in McSweeney's.

Location

House of Blues (View)
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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