Conversations with Authors - Mikel Jollett (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 4:00pm


Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Tom Barbash



Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.

 

A note from Mikel:

 

Thank you all so much for spending an hour with us to talk about my book, family, music, addiction, the masks we wear, and the writing of details which argue for their existence! I truly enjoyed this.

Tom’s pointed question about This Boy’s Life and Stop-Time got me thinking about all the wonderful books that I had at my fingertips when writing Hollywood Park. (They weren’t all memoirs). I believe the best books answer the question, “What was this world like for you?” And it was probably the question I thought about most when writing. Anyway, if you don’t already have them, I highly recommend that you consider picking up one of these incredible books from Book Passage:

—Mikel


Mikel Jollett‘s remarkable new memoir of a tumultuous life, Hollywood Park, is both the story of a man born into one of the country’s most infamous cults and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse; and the story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer

Mikel is the frontman of the indie band The Airborne Toxic Event. Prior to forming the band, he graduated with honors from Stanford University. Mikel 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.

Tom Barbash is the author of the novels The Dakota Winters and The Last Good Chance and the non-fiction book On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11; A Story of Loss and Renewal, which was a New York Times bestseller. His stories and articles have been published in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and have been performed on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts series. He currently teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts. He grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and now lives in Marin County, California

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621566
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Celadon Books - May 26th, 2020

The Things They Carried Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684842677
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984897787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 24th, 2019

The Dakota Winters: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062258212
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - September 24th, 2019

The Last Good Chance: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062355317
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecco - December 4th, 2018

On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060510305
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 19th, 2003