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Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother's Son Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother's Son

by Joe Pantoliano

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"Joey has written a brave, fascinating book. It is astonishing what people will put themselves through for the privilege of acting. Maybe we just can't help it."
-- Tommy Lee Jones

"A must-read! Joey Pants gives us insights so valuable that one can only call his courage to share a blessing for all."
-- Andy Garcia

"Bravo! Joe Pantoliano's very honest, moving, hilarious, and tragic telling of a life's journey is both profound and enlightening. Asylum will make anyone who reads it a more generous and understanding human being."
-- Andrew Davis, director of The Fugitive

"Bravo to this brave and beautiful book, which should be read not only by actors and others 'in the business' but by anyone with a heart."
-- Anne Jackson, Eli, Roberta, Peter, and Katherine Wallach

"A model of inspiration and courage for those who suffer from mental illness in silence to come forward and seek the life-changing help that is currently available."
-- Robert Irvin, M.D., Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"A truly remarkable memoir! Joey shares his painful journey with unflinching candor, mixed with a liberal dose of humor."
-- Patricia Hearst

"Joey has opened himself up so that others can benefit from what he has discovered about mental illness. No one should miss this candid and richly told memoir."
-- Jacqueline Lerner, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology, Boston College

"With honesty, humor, and integrity, Joey Pantoliano uses his life story to inspire hope that each of us can thrive despite emotional challenges and family turmoil. Joey's story exemplifies the fundamental human capacities for resilience and positive growth."
-- Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D., Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science; Director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University