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My Brain on Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions

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by Leonard Pitt
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My Brain on Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions by Leonard Pitt

This is Leonard Pitt??s story of growing up the misfit in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s. In a later age he would have been put on Ritalin and paraded before psychiatrists because he couldn??t pay attention in school. In 1962, at the end of a misguided foray towards a career in advertising he took the ultimate cure, a trip to Paris. He thought it would only be a visit. He stayed seven years. There in the City of Light, Leonard??s mind exploded. And it hasn??t stopped since.

Studying mime with master Etienne Decroux and living in Paris were the university he never knew. This inspiration unleashed a voracious appetite to understand the “why” of things. He asked a simple question, “Why did the ballet go up?” While building a theatre career performing and teaching, he embarked on a quest to study the origins of the ballet, the history of early American popular music, the pre-Socratic philosophers, early modern science, the European witch hunt, the history of Paris, and more. To his unschooled mind it all fits together. Who would see a historical arc between Louis XIV and Elvis Presley? Leonard does. And he??ll tell you about it.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 356
Size: 832 KB
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781619027671 (DRM-EPUB)

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