Bipolar Disorder: How I Beat It For 86 Years: (and you can too!) (Paperback)
Find out what bipolar is really all about without the usual theatrics and B.S. written about this disorder. My life has enough drama without distorting it further. Get past my vulgarity (curse words are abbreviated so as not to offend sensitive eyes) and an obsession with sex (a bi-product of bipolar), and you'll learn how lithium, banned in America, in the 1950's saved my life and over time destroyed one kidney. See all my travails including four failed marriages, a visit to a nuthouse and a daughter whose death at 12 years of age tore a hole in my chest. Don't think my story is all downhill. It has a happy ending. I guess God thought I had enough pain in my life. So He plunked down my fifth wife, Linda, who helped me live a fairly normal life for over 26 years. This book was originally entitled 'Bipolar Me' and available on Amazon's site. After a software change by Amazon, it was no longer visible. A new title conforming to their algorithm was needed to view the book for sale on Amazon.Neil Ellinoff5.0 out of 5 stars This man has led a remarkable life. This is exhilarating at times and a bit exhausting at others. Here is a man with ups and downs. That he has triumphed is an achievement. It is certainly worth reading.Pam S5.0 out of 5 stars A very easy book to get captivated by. His writing has a natural flow to it that enables the reader to feel they are right there with him, beginning in his childhood. A great combination of warmth, poignancy and intellect. Highly recommend this book.SF Trader5.0 out of 5 stars This book is amazing. Sid is a great story teller and has lived a very interesting life I am very glad to see he is happy with his current wife and seems at peace with his life. Peter T4.0 out of 5 stars A good, challenging read.This must have been one hell of a life growing up in the time and place where Mr. Nachman did it alone with his "difficulties"...AND surviving it all What insight to these issues, what a ride I had...RWeeks5.0 out of 5 star's ", Sid's imagination and colorful depiction of his life is engulfing. The images he creates of his childhood bombarded with Yiddish expressions to his five marriages achieve the ultimate withdrawal from reality for the reader. This is the funniest, sadist read in a long time. Read it, it's as good as chicken soup.Amazon Customer5.0 out of 5 stars A brutally honest memoir of an astonishing life told in a page-turning fashion. Sid Nachman amazes, enlightens and entertains. Couldn't put it downGenevany 4.0 out of 5 stars Sid is manic almost all the time and he writes that way. He details everything in his life to prove it. Love him This is manic depression (bipolar disorder) at its highest form and he's going to prove it to you. Sid is what is known as a high functioning bipolar and is very successful in his genius, but not in life lived for happiness. Good read, fast, energetic and always manic.Joanna D.#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER 4.0 out of 5 stars . Kind of bipolar in style, this book jumps around--, it's a fascinating look into the mind of someone who got diagnosed with bipolar disorder. If you or someone you know is struggling with it, sometimes a real-life, first-hand story can make sense of the confusion. There is much humor here and it is very real; Amazon Customer5.0 out of 5 stars.... If my exes wrote chapters about me, I would hope that they would be much kinder than Sid is about his ex-wives. This dude has been married 5 times. He's no dummy. He also covered all of his bad choices The downside(s): your brain has to keep up with the story. That's this book, if you can hang with it he outlines his many flings as a single man. #playah These life lessons are wonderful, lona canady5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome I love his unteathered honesty.