Hollywood Park: Music and Words with Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event
Join NPR Music’s Bob Boilen for a conversation with writer and musician Mikel Jollett, author of ‘Hollywood Park,’ his New York Times bestselling memoir. Hollywood Park beautifully, painfully details the author’s journey from a troubled childhood – poverty, emotional abuse, addiction and an escape from the notorious Synanon cult – to the discovery of his voice as a writer and musician.
During this live, virtual event, Bob and Mikel will discuss both the book and its companion soundtrack by Mikel’s band, The Airborne Toxic Event. Mikel will also perform some of the songs that align with the stories in his written memoir.
You can read or listen to an excerpt from ‘Hollywood Park’ here:
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