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The Resource Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love, Zack McDermott

Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love, Zack McDermott

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Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love
Title
Gorilla and the bird
Title remainder
a memoir of madness and a mother's love
Statement of responsibility
Zack McDermott
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Zack McDermott, a 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed, Truman Show-style, as part of an audition for a TV pilot. This was it - his big dreams were finally coming true. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from "The Producer" to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to Bellevue Hospital. So begins the story of Zack's freefall into psychosis and his desperate, poignant, often darkly funny struggle to claw his way back to sanity, regain his identity, and rebuild some semblance of a stable life. It's a journey that will take him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to the one person who might be able to save him, his tough, big-hearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird, whose fierce and steadfast love is the light in Zack's dark world. Before his odyssey is over, Zack will be tackled by guards in mental wards, run naked through cornfields, receive secret messages from the TV, befriend a former Navy Seal and his talking stuffed monkey, and see the Virgin Mary in the whorls of his own back hair. But with the Bird's help, he just might have a shot at pulling through, starting over, and maybe even meeting a woman who can love him back, bipolar and all
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Zack
Dewey number
616.89/50092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.M39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McDermott, Zack
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Mothers and sons
Label
Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love, Zack McDermott
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289359206
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780316315142
Lccn
bl2017030038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love, Zack McDermott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289359206
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780316315142
Lccn
bl2017030038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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