Mikel Jollett, leader of Airborne Toxic Event, has a new memoir called Hollywood Park— and the band’s new album, by the same name, serves as its soundtrack. On the next World Cafe, Jollett shares his dramatic childhood—being born into the Synanon cult, having to escape and then live life on the run, and in the end, how he has made peace with it all.
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(Photo: Mikel Jollett, right, with his older brother after escaping from the Synanon cult in the early '70s - courtesy of Mikel Jollett)