Kids are starving for attention and willing to do almost anything that is deemed cool by an idolized person. Joe s brush with celebrity as a cast member on MTV s 'The Real World, elevated him into these ranks, as he outlined in his first book, Livin in Joe s World (HarperCollins, 1998). Joe wrote the book to let young people know there is more to life than the superficial world of TV shows and celebrity, but his depiction on the show made that a bit more challenging back then. He was still determined to use whatever fame status he had to do some good, but he had to move forward from MTV and move forward from his fast-paced drive to build his NYC computer business, and a counselor helped wake him up. He left the business world. His computer-consulting company assets and profits from his first book were transferred to a nonprofit organization for kids, and he decided to go back to school to become a social worker. Many thought he'd had a mental breakdown, but it was the best decision of his life. Dream Camp Foundation was born! All author proceeds support Dream Camp Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit for high-level need youth.
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Joe Patane is a licensed clinical social worker and the chairman of Dream Camp Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk and challenged youths. He is a former computer-business owner and holds an MBA. Joe is an advocate of peer-to-peer youth leadership and counseling initiatives, and he lectures on the considerable issues that teens face today. He is also the author of Livin in Joe s World: Unauthorized, Uncut, and Unreal! (HarperCollins Publishers, 1998), an autobiography including his experiences as a cast member on MTV s The Real World: Miami.
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Book Description Dream Camp Foundation, 2013. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94588246