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Escape from Bellevue: A Memoir of Rock 'n' Roll, Recovery, and Redemption

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Read Christopher John Campion's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet into addiction, and the strange road back to sobriety

Chronicling more than twenty years in the life of a Long Island kid who became a hardcore fixture of Manhattan's indie rock scene, Escape from Bellevue is a coming-of-age tale like no other. As the lead singer of New York-based indie rock band Knockout Drops, Campion got a taste of fame (but, alas, no fortune) on a wild ride that lasted from the early 1980s through the 1990s.

Escape from Bellevue puts the spotlight on the collective psychosis of twenty years spent in a rolling bacchanal. Just as the Knockout Drops reached the height of their success, Campion began his downward spiral. After finally coming to grips with his addictions, Campion molded his songs and stories into a sold-out off-Broadway musical. Now, presenting these tales in a memoir of madness and redemption, Campion once again proves to possess the creative genius of a die-hard front man.

Synopsis:

Indie rock raconteur Campion--one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward--recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet into addiction, and the strange road back to sobriety.

About the Author

Christopher John Campion is the lead singer of the indie rock band Knockout Drops and is the creator, playwright, and star of the hit off-Broadway rock musical Escape from Bellevue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592405305
Author:
Campion, Christopher John
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.80x5.20x.80 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Personal Stories

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