Author of Acrobaddict, Cirque du Soleil acrobat, contortionist, and advocate for recovery.
Joe Putignano is the author of Acrobaddict, a performing artist and contortionist, who has toured with Cirque du Soleil. He was the star of the Cirque du Soleil show Totem. He has performed on broadway in The Times They Are A'changin' by Twyla Tharp and in a number of stage productions with the Metropolitan Opera House. Since 1987 he has won numerous state and regional gymnastics championships, and trained at the Olympic Training Center. Putignano has been featured for his memoir Acrobaddict on Anderson Cooper360, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, ABC, CBS, Headlining News, Huffington Post, CTV Canada, National Brazil TV Global, Instinct Magazine, Out Magazine, The Advocate, and TheFix.com