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The Resource Asylum : Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son, Joe Pantoliano

Asylum : Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son, Joe Pantoliano

Label
Asylum : Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son
Title
Asylum
Title remainder
Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son
Statement of responsibility
Joe Pantoliano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pantoliano, Joe
Dewey number
791.43028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.P227
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pantoliano, Joe
  • Actors
  • Depressed persons
Label
Asylum : Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son, Joe Pantoliano
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
No kidding, me too! -- Abandon all hope for a better past -- Lying for a living -- An egomaniac with an inferiority complex -- Let the shame begin! -- The hunchback of Hoboken -- If it ain't one thing it's your mother! -- The monkey was off my back, but the circus was still in town -- These are the good old days! -- Stuck on stupid -- The great depression -- Twelve steps out of the mile square -- An open letter to the late, great Frank Capra
Control code
ocn751722166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 260 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602861350
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)751722166
Label
Asylum : Hollywood tales about my great depression, brain dis-ease, recovery, and being my mother's son, Joe Pantoliano
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
No kidding, me too! -- Abandon all hope for a better past -- Lying for a living -- An egomaniac with an inferiority complex -- Let the shame begin! -- The hunchback of Hoboken -- If it ain't one thing it's your mother! -- The monkey was off my back, but the circus was still in town -- These are the good old days! -- Stuck on stupid -- The great depression -- Twelve steps out of the mile square -- An open letter to the late, great Frank Capra
Control code
ocn751722166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 260 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602861350
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)751722166

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