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The Resource The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness, Mary Pilon

The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness, Mary Pilon

Label
The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness
Title
The Kevin show
Title remainder
an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness
Statement of responsibility
Mary Pilon
Title variation
Kevin show
Title variation remainder
an Olympic athletes battle with mental illness
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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... 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."--
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."--Provided by publisher
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622630
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.8980092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness
Label
The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness, Mary Pilon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [266]-272, [281]-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meet Kevin Hall -- The highs -- The lows -- Finale -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781632866820
Lccn
2017018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20180312-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn982512802
  • (OCoLC)982512802
  • 508434
  • 511640
Label
The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness, Mary Pilon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [266]-272, [281]-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meet Kevin Hall -- The highs -- The lows -- Finale -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781632866820
Lccn
2017018771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20180312-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn982512802
  • (OCoLC)982512802
  • 508434
  • 511640

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