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The Kevin show : an Olympic athlete's battle with mental illness
Pilon, Mary, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

Physical Description:
xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"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."--
Meet Kevin Hall -- The highs -- The lows -- Finale -- Afterword.
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