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Birdies, Bogeys, and Bipolar Disorder: The Fight against Mental Illness on and off the Green

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The gripping true story of one man's struggles through the terrifying highs and crushing lows of bipolar disorder.

In Birdies, Bogeys, and Bipolar Disorder, author and professional golfer Michael Wellington recounts a heartbreaking story of not just hitting, but skidding along rock bottom as he struggles to control a condition that for a long time controlled him: bipolar
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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by River Grove Books
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Laura Marchildon
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Birdies, Bogeys, & Bipolar Disorder: The Fight Against Mental Illness on and off the Green A Memoir
By Michael Wellington

I will begin by blatantly being honest here…I know nothing about golf other than carrying around bags of sticks and hitting balls into holes!

Why did I choose to read “Birdies, Bogeys, & Bipolar Disorder”, by Michael Wellington? As the old adage goes “never judge a book by its cover”. Each mental health book contains their own messages and life experiences and I learn from e
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Betsy
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
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I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I will admit that when I requested this book, I thought it would be more about bipolar and less about golf, but that didn't change how I felt about the book. Most of the golf parts I just skimmed over, not much of a golf fan. What I wanted to read was about the bipolar. My husband has bipolar and I hoped this book could give us some tips on coping with the disease. There were a few quotes that jumped out at m
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Sharon
DNF'd at 35% - A memoir for golfing fans interested in Michael and his struggle with bipolar disorder.
Had I known anything about the author or about golf this may have been an interesting read. Alas I just felt a tad nonplussed and skimmed read then gave up.

Definitely one for golfing fans.
Jeff
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael tells a very real portrayal of something that nobody talks about in the macho world of sports. His courage is commendable and hopefully it helps a lot of people.
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