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The Kevin show, Mary Pilon

Label
The Kevin show
Title
The Kevin show
Statement of responsibility
Mary Pilon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Monopolists, the incredible story of Olympic sailor Kevin Hall, and the psychiatric syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Meet Kevin Hall, brother, son, husband, father, and Olympic and America's Cup sailor. Kevin has an Ivy League degree, a winning smile, and throughout his adult life, he has been engaged in an ongoing battle with a person that doesn't exist to anyone but him: the Director. Kevin suffers from what doctors are beginning to call the "Truman Show" delusion, a form of psychosis named for the 1998 movie, where the main character is trapped as the star of a reality TV show. When the Director commands Kevin to do things, the results can lead to handcuffs, hospitalization, or both. Once he nearly drove a car into Boston Harbor. His girlfriend, now wife, was in the passenger seat. In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, journalist Mary Pilon's The Kevin Show reveals the many-sided struggle by Kevin, his family, and the medical profession to understand and treat a psychiatric disorder whose euphoric highs and creative ties to pop culture have become inextricable from Kevin's experience of himself. Interweaving his perspective, journals, and sketches with police reports, medical records, and interviews with those who were present at key moments in his life, The Kevin Show is a bracing, suspenseful, and eye-opening view of the role that mental health plays in a seemingly ordinary life."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Kevin show, Mary Pilon
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 151
  • Part IV
  • Finale
  • 219
  • Part I
  • Meet Kevin Hall
  • 1
  • Part II
  • Highs
  • 23
  • Part III
  • Lows
Control code
sky2ocm90069018
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781632866820
Isbn Type
(HB : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Kevin show, Mary Pilon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 151
  • Part IV
  • Finale
  • 219
  • Part I
  • Meet Kevin Hall
  • 1
  • Part II
  • Highs
  • 23
  • Part III
  • Lows
Control code
sky2ocm90069018
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781632866820
Isbn Type
(HB : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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