Del Mar- Monday January 9th at 11 am - First Mondays Book Group - Reads and Discusses "Hollywood Park" by Mikel Jollett

 

Diesel Del Mar First Mondays Book Group!

Join us on Monday January 9th at 11 am 

Come and Discover Great California Writing!

To join the book group, please email debra@dieselbookstore.com

This month's book is

Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett

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.

This meeting will be held at 11:00 am on January 9th
at Diesel, A Bookstore in Del Mar.
 

Event date: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore Del Mar
12843 E Camino Real Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
Hollywood Park: A Memoir By Mikel Jollett Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250621559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - March 22nd, 2022

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