Joe Putignano talks about his memoir Acrobaddict on CBS

Author: Joe Putignano
Book: Acrobaddict

Gritty and raw, Joe Putignano's memoir ACROBADDICT (Central Recovery Press / October 2013) is turning heads. Putignano, a gifted gymnast and Cirque du Soleil star, witnessed his passion for gymnastics turn into a nightmare obsession for drugs. His book tells how his perfectionism as an athlete set him up for self-doubt, insecurity and, eventually, the "comfort" of drug addiction. Putignano fell so far from his glory days as a performer that he became homeless and hopeless. After a near-death exp…more


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