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

Author: Joe Pantoliano
Publisher: New York : Weinstein Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe Pantoliano; Joe Pantoliano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Pantoliano
ISBN: 9781602861350 1602861358 9781602861992 1602861994
OCLC Number: 751722166
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 260 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
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.
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In this deeply moving and resourceful memoir, the beloved actor and New York Times bestselling author takes aim at the stigma attached to mental illness by writing candidly and humorously about his  Read more...

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Andy Garcia "A must read! Joey Pants gives us insights so valuable that one can only call his courage to share a blessing for all." Tommy Lee Jones "Joey has written a brave, fascinating book. It is Read more...

 
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