Joe Putignano

Joe Putignano talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN about his memoir Acrobaddict and heroin addiction

Joe Putignano talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN about his memoir Acrobaddict and heroin addiction

“You will not read a more candid book this year. Prepare to be frightened and taken to the depths of despair and then lifted up triumphantly. It is never too late to hit the reset button on your life–that is what you are about to learn from Joe Putignano . He is equally adept at taking you through the remarkable journey of his own terrible addiction as he is in the world of acrobatics, descending from the Cirque du Soleil big top as a human mirror ball–the figurative spark of change in humanity...It is proof that with hard work, anything is possible.” – Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Joe Putignano talking to Anderson Cooper about his memoir Acrobaddict and the uprise of heroin addiction in the United States

Joe Putignano talking to Anderson Cooper about his memoir Acrobaddict and the uprise of heroin addiction in the United States

“Joey Putignano tells a harrowing story of a life redeemed at great cost. Try as you follow his words to picture the events–for this is a movie and must be seen to be believed.” –Twlya Tharp

“Joe’s story is a fascinating modern-day odyssey.” – Robert Lepage, Creative Director, Cirque du Soleil’s Ka and Totem

Cirque du Soleil did a documentary about Joe Putignano's past as a homeless drug addict, and reveals his process as he wrote his best selling book Acrobaddict.  This documentary can be seen on Hulu TV http://www.hulu.com/watch/584945#i0,p0,d0 or click on the picture.

Cirque du Soleil did a documentary about Joe Putignano's past as a homeless drug addict, and reveals his process as he wrote his best selling book Acrobaddict.  This documentary can be seen on Hulu TV http://www.hulu.com/watch/584945#i0,p0,d0 or click on the picture.

Joe Putignano is the best selling author of Acrobaddict, and was recently seen discussing his book on Anderson Cooper360, CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, ABC, CBS, Headlining News, Huffington Post, CTV Canada, National Brazil TV Global, Instinct Magazine, The Advocate, TheFix.com, and in talks to become a major motion picture.

Joe Putignano is also an acrobat and contortionist who has performed in over 1000 shows as the original Crystal Man in Cirque du Soleil's "Totem."  He has performed on Broadway in the "Times They Are A Changin" choreographed and directed by the legendary Twyla Tharp. Joe has also performed in many shows at the Metropolitan Opera House, appeared on several TV shows and has modeled in many magazines.   

Joe Putignano signing copies of his book Acrobaddict at Barnes & Noble

Joe Putignano signing copies of his book Acrobaddict at Barnes & Noble

Joe Putignano on the cover of Instinct Magazine with a featured article about Acrobaddict

Joe Putignano on the cover of Instinct Magazine with a featured article about Acrobaddict