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The Resource Asylum, Joe Pantoliano, (sound recording)

Asylum, Joe Pantoliano, (sound recording)

Label
Asylum
Title
Asylum
Statement of responsibility
Joe Pantoliano
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this deeply moving and resourceful memoir, beloved actor-director and New York Times bestselling author Joe Pantoliano takes aim at the stigma attached to what he calls brain dis-ease by writing candidly and humorously about his own journey through clinical depression and addiction. Most people know Joe Pantoliano from his memorable roles in such blockbuster movies as The Matrix, Risky Business, The Fugitive, and Memento, or from his Emmy-winning performance on The Sopranos. But despite all this success, the actor, known as "Joey Pants," struggled with what he later found out was clinical depression or brain dis-ease, as he calls it. Asylum is the story of Joe's quest for the Hollywood success he was sure would cure him and the painful downhill spiral into depression and addiction that followed his success. Weaving deeply personal experience together with informative discourse, this memoir creates an unflinchingly honest portrayal of the true nature of the disease, as well as Joe's own eventual diagnosis, recovery, and ongoing efforts to educate others and remove the stigma from mental illness
Summary
Most people know Joe Pantoliano from his memorable roles in The Sopranos, The Matrix, The Goonies, Risky Business, Memento, and The Fugitive. But before he became one of Hollywood's most successful character actors, he was "Joey Pants" from Hoboken, the son of a fiercely controlling schizophrenic mother. Growing up, Joe always knew something was different with him, too. "It was as if I was born with a huge hole inside of me," he writes. Not until much later in life was Joe diagnosed with clinical depression. Now he has a message for the millions of people who suffer from mental illness, and for the friends and family who care for them: You are not alone. Before Joe was diagnosed he tried to fill the hole inside of him with alcohol. Then he stopped drinking because the alcohol had stopped working, and instead took up to twenty Vicodin a day in an effort to numb his emotional and physical pain. Even after being diagnosed Joe faced roadblocks, such as when he couldn't get insured on a film because of his antidepressant medication. This is the story of Joe's Hollywood success, his undiagnosed mental illness and substance abuse, and how that all led to his eventual awareness, diagnosis, recovery, public activism, and advocacy. Interweaving deeply personal experience with informative discourse, he creates a memoir that will resonate not only with victims of mental illness, and witnesses to its devastating effects, but the general reader curious about the working of the human mind
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10521663
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pantoliano, Joe
Dewey number
920
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pantoliano, Joe
  • Actors
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Asylum, Joe Pantoliano, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058830049
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 11 hours)
Isbn
9781522688112
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)960179345
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Label
Asylum, Joe Pantoliano, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058830049
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 11 hours)
Isbn
9781522688112
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)960179345
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software

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