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High Times & Rough Rides of a Bipolar Addict

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If anyone who reads my life story can somehow prevent even a single child or teenager from repeating my mistakes and avoid unnecessary future suffering, then my struggles will not have been in vain.

Imagine being arrested, handcuffed and locked behind the bars of a large, dark, cold jail. The next day you are forcibly dragged to a high-rise building and thrust into a 4'x 8’
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published October 4th 2010 (first published September 1st 2010)
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Kerry Barger
May 16, 2012 Kerry Barger added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The following editorial review was posted by Priscilla Estes, a writer from Yardley, Pennsylvania. An Independent Writing and Editing Professional and Director of Christian Life Center and Activities, she was on the faculty of ETSU for twenty-four years. She has authored and co-authored a number of successful publications including "New Orleans Swamp Romp" and "Take Me to The River". A Texas '2-stepper', she grew up in a local rural community of Maryland near Washington College.

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Amanda Markham


This book is a descent into madness- a must read if you're working with people who have, or you yourself have, bipolar mood disorder. The story is honest and not pretty. It does not offer resolution; just survival. I would have given it more stars if the author had grammar checked and edited more carefully. Still, I finished the book in 3 hours and could not put it down.
Michelle Cothrin
I continued reading in hopes of finding a redeeming value for this book, plus I have read another of his books that I did enjoy. However, I got to the end of the book thinking, "what an egotistical jerk."
Tina Harwood
read in two days. Was nice to see that after all the bad he went through he ended up doing good to help change the system.
Theresa
Interesting story. I'm always fascinated by issues like this. Educational and enlightening.
Michael Harrell
I don't want to say this book was just interesting... because it is simply a MUST READ for anyone who is dealing with sex, drug or alcohol addiction (or knows someone who is). It is intriguing, insightful, and delves into the private world of a teenager who was unaware of his bipolar nature until he found himself locked away in a cell in a mental institution. It is not for the squeemish or faint of heart. The author's private mental and emotional experiences are described, as his spiritual quest ...more
Michael Harrell
I don't want to say this book was just interesting... because it is simply a MUST READ for anyone who is dealing with sex, drug or alcohol addiction (or knows someone who is). It is intriguing, insightful, and delves into the private world of a teenager who was unaware of his bipolar nature until he found himself locked away in a cell in a mental institution. It is not for the squeemish or faint of heart. The author's private mental and emotional experiences are described, as his spiritual quest ...more
Michael Harrell
I don't want to say this book was just interesting... because it is simply a MUST READ for anyone who is dealing with sex, drug or alcohol addiction (or knows someone who is). It is intriguing, insightful, and delves into the private world of a teenager who was unaware of his bipolar nature until he found himself locked away in a cell in a mental institution. It is not for the squeemish or faint of heart. The author's private mental and emotional experiences are described, as his spiritual quest ...more
Kris Pride


This book was very disappointing. I was excited by the title but it did not live up to its name. It barely even addressed an addiction, in fact, he is clearly judgmental of alcoholics. I do not doubt that the author is bipolar. I wouldn't be surprised if this book was written in three days during a manic episode. To me, he just isn't very likable... He is arrogant & delusional. I almost stopped reading this book several times but I held out, hoping that he would gain some insight or at leas
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Jeanne
I felt like this book was a bit self serving and there was no real story here. It just a guy who goes on and on about his messed up life in which he seems responsible for most of the messed up things that happened to him. Its like he tries to justify what an jerk he was because he was a bipolar addict. I kept reading just to see if in the end he did anything to redeem himself and he kind of did when he quit working for the state but it was not enough.
Jen
(I received this book as a First Reads Giveaway.)

I was really looking forward to reading this book as I have two family members who are recovering addicts. However, the author's story was very flat- he did not go into much detail of point of view or emotion and basically just told his life story in a fashion such as "I moved here in this year, was in love with this girl, worked here...". It was a quick read, but it left a lot to be desired.
Kris
Received this book free through Good Reads First Reads. Barely touched on the topics of Bipolar and addiction. I was not impressed in the least.
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