Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Bipolar Millionaire Blog Tour Review

Title: The Bipolar Millionaire
Author: John E. Wade
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Pages: 164
Genre: Memoir

John E. Wade II, retired CPA, author, investor, television producer, and philanthropist, reveals in his memoir, TheBipolar Millionaire, his personal struggle with bipolardisorder and how he has succeeded in living a balanced and blessed life, despite his mental illness.

Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors, all while battling mental illness.
Through his religious beliefs, personal perseverance, and the help of friends, family, and his mental health professionals, Wade lives an active, creative, and successful life.

His memoir doesn’t end with contentment at achieving a balance in his life, however. Instead, Wade expresses a determined vision for the future, aiming to assist humanity in what he describes as achieving heaven on earth through his writing, political and spiritual endeavors.

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Do not expect to learn how to become a millionaire by reading this memoir. It is a combination of autobiography, political views and spiritual journey. John Wade had lofty dreams and ambitions for his life. His paternal grandfather was a savvy entrepreneur and investor. His father managed to maintain the wealth, although not as financially wise. He was also strict and had his own life challenges. Wade's family was not particularly nurturing but their interactions formed his personality and honed his competitive spirit and negotiation skills.

Author John Wade had lofty political aspirations when he entered the Air Force Academy. Health issues and stress exacerbated his underlying mental health issues which then drastically changed his life plans. Stress seems to manifest more extreme mental health episodes. Being productive and feeling accomplished seem to balance John Wade. Over and over again when his illness caused unbalances it affected his work and relationships. Every time he experienced a setback, he redid his resume, set his sights and began again.

John is very open and forthcoming about the symptoms and ramifications of this illness.
He shares how physical exercise benefits the mind and, even though difficult to maintain, friendships are beneficial.

We've all had the feeling and at least partial belief that Big Brother of some sort, either government or spiritual, is keeping an eye on us, tracking our actions, virtual thoughts and association. A very interesting section refers to The Operation, which collects data and sends spiritual signs.
Examples include Oregon license plates in very unexpected places. Cadillacs and Acura automobiles.

After this section, author John Wade expands upon his spiritual journey. I found these disclosures to be genuine and actually sweet. His explanation of Radical Empathy- " identifying deeply with ones opposites without surrendering ones goals," is enlightened. 

I did not begin to read with any real expectations and still I was surprised by what is contained.
I only wish the print size had been more comfortable. I did receive this book for review purposes.

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