Musician Mikel Jollett is the tender voice of this harrowing memoir of a tumultuous coming-of-age. In a low, earnest tone he recounts the difficult moments of his childhood spent in a well-known California cult called Synanon and his adolescence as a cult escapee. Listeners will hang on every word, especially in the early chapters, which take place during his childhood. Jollett is very giving as he presses on in a raspy voice, sharing details of poverty, deprivation and drugs. Fans of his music will appreciate the short bursts at the beginnings and ends of chapters. The musical interludes soften the harsh realities he recounts as listeners celebrate his resilience. M.R. 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781250757616 $39.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9781250754592 $26.99
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