The Bipolar Millionaire

 

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John E. Wade II, retired CPA, author, investor, television producer, and philanthropist, reveals in his memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder 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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Reviews

The Literary Nook

I love doing first chapter reviews because I believe that the first chapter really gives readers an idea of where the book will be going or should be. I was interested in reviewing the first chapter of John E. Wade’s The Bipolar Millionaire because a) the title intrigued me and b) I was hoping it was one of those stories that showed you despite someone’s handicaps, they could still go on and make a success of their life.

In John’s first chapter, he takes you back in time to his first experience to what he believed to be a bipolar attack.  He had had meningitis which he believes brought on the bipolar attack.  He couldn’t understand what was going on as he had been in perfect health throughout cadet school.  He had high aspirations – even to the point of aiming for the White House – before all this happened.  His girlfriend left him during this time and ordinarily that would send anyone over the edge.

This first chapter left me wanting more.  I wanted to know what happened – what happened after Cadet school?  Did he get his girlfriend back?  Did he continue with the attacks to the point where it was unbearable to live?  What about these millions?  Did he already have millions or did he make them later?

I will be reviewing this book soon and can’t wait to read more!

Cassandra’s Review

A great book to help if you or a loved one are suffering with this disorder. The author chose to share an open, honest story of his own and in doing so will help so many others.

Vicky Deal Sharing Aunt’s Review

“The Bipolar Millionaire[..]” is a memoir written by John E. Wade II. The story of the author who has had to deal with a bipolar disorder and has done what he has with his life is an inspiration. He tells about [his] friends and family and all of those who he was lucky to have support him. This is a book that anyone who has or who knows someone who has bipolar disorder should read as soon as they can. It is a book that should not be missed. I give this book a 4/5

What U Talkin Bout Willis Review by Becky Willis

This is a must read for anyone who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or who has anyone in their life with Bipolar Disorder. All mental illness come with some type of stigma, so doing away with the stigma of mental disorders is a theme throughout the book. Everyone could benefit from the overall tone and courage displayed throughout the authors life.

I found John Wade’s life very interesting.  His insightful memoir of his struggles with bipolar disorder while the “Operation” guides his existence and spiritual journey.
John takes the reader through his life as a person suffering with bipolar disorder and all that implies: the discrimination, internalized stigma, thoughts of suicide, episodes of depression and mania, hospitalizations and more. While dealing with his disease, a group he calls the Operation with its grand experiment controls much of his life. During its research, he has maintained a positive attitude. John has great self-worth, optimism, generosity, and spirituality clearly shows in his writings. During the entirety of the book you are aware of his resolve and strength of purpose. He tells about his life with honesty as well as heart and intelligence.
John Wade’s experiences with bipolar disorder and his “cure” should give heart to anyone with the disease and teach the importance of kindness, patience, and respect from those of us who know anyone with the disease.

When I first heard about this book, I just knew I had to read it.  I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder over two years ago.  It actually took hearing 4 doctors come to the same diagnosis for me to believe it.  I felt I was ‘too strong’ to have bipolar disorder and I wouldn’t admit it.  Until I finally realized being diagnosed as bipolar did not define who I was, but a condition I have.   I am on medicine but my life is more controlled than it once was.  Things that I do or used to do make more sense now.  I appreciate John Wade’s willingness to write this book.  It helps show that it isn’t something to fear but to learn more about and have more of an understanding.

Thank you John for writing this, it truly touched my heart as well as my soul.

NurseNancy26 (Amazon Customer Review) 

The book is 5 stars without a doubt, thank you John.

John Wade clearly shares his personal triumphs and tragedies with his readers beginning with his earliest recollection of Bipolar behaviors to his present day life. The Bipolar Millionaire[…] is a book that offers hope to individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It is no secret that a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder that is treatable, but remains stigmatized and misunderstood in our culture.

John’s memoirs include the influences of his bigger than life father, two marriages that terminated with divorce, academic and professional achievements and failures and several powerless hospital admissions. However, his intelligence and financial security was not enough to overcome the social stigma that haunted John for years. Then at a major turning point in his life, his Bipolar Disorder welcomed the Operations. His survival is further extended with the Operation’s endeavors to assist him with positive lifestyle changes that could and would manage his symptoms as well as enhance his creativity.
John Wade continues to maintain and promote a positive awareness for individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in an effort to overcome fears and stigmas associated with Bipolar Disorder.

Rebecca A Morgan (Amazon Customer Review)

This is a must read book for any caring person.

What an interesting life story! John Wade writes an insightful memoir of his struggles with bipolar disorder while the “Operation” guides his existence and spiritual journey.
The author takes the reader through his life as a person suffering with bipolar disorder and all that implies: discrimination, internalized stigma, thoughts of suicide, episodes of depression and mania, hospitalizations and more. While dealing with his disease, a group he calls the Operation with its grand experiment controls much of his life. During its research, he has maintained a positive attitude. Great self-worth, optimism, generosity, and spirituality clearly show in his writings. Throughout the book you are aware of his resolve and strength of purpose. He tells his life’s story with honesty, heart and intelligence.
John Wade’s experiences with bipolar disorder and his “cure” should give heart to anyone with the disease and teach the importance of kindness, patience, and respect from those of us who know anyone with the disease.
Personal Note: I wish him success with finding happiness, spirituality, success with this book, and finding a life partner.

DFCNOLA (Amazon Customer Review)

INSPIRATIONAL, IN A MODEST MAN’S MEMOIRS HE SHARES WITH US HIS LARGER THAN LIFE ASPIRATIONS WHILE FACING PERSONAL CHALLENGES.

John’s fearless memoir is big-hearted. A quiet man, he brings truth to the enigma of living with bipolar disorder. He is direct and honest in the book’s delivery. He has created a bigger than life approach always striving to do more, never stymied. While he studies and reflects everyday seemingly small events, he encourages others to never give up. His quest for a soul-mate, a wife to share his journey is heartrending. Even though he has been born rich, he is both modest, yet magnanimous in his goals, quests. Well-written and curious, you can’t stop reading and learning more about what it is like to live with bipolar disorder which can be overcome with a life well-lived, medical help, and with hope, faith and surrendering to an innate spirituality which he has embraced. The challenge he faces with “The Operation” reflects how he embraces life and is a very real and an integral part of his spirituality. “The Operation” also reflects his own soul reaching out to the humanity that is in all of us in a technical and post 9/11 society where the fear is that it is also the innocent that is being watched in their everyday lives. The book is largely about innocence and the life of an innocent man born with no fault of his on with a bipolar disorder.

FA (Amazon Customer Review)

The Bipolar Millionaire […] is a fascinating book. It is a from the heart memoir by a man who has worked hard to overcome an extremely difficult mental condition. It is a true story of success, failure and ultimate triumph. It is a boldly honest book which is intended entirely for the benefit of others. John Wade wants to help those dealing with mental disorders along with their families, friends, employers, and the general public. This is must read book for those who love, know, or want to help someone with a diagnosed or suspected mental impairment. I have recommended this book to many friends and the 300 plus members of one of my very favorite clubs.

I am an avid reader and have never before taken the time to write a book review. I feel very strongly about this book and its potential for providing visibility and possible guidance toward assistance and understanding for those who might be too impaired to help themselves. A truly fascinating book!!!!!!!!

ALW (Amazon Customer Review)

Honest recollection of life struggles with Bipolar Disorder.

This book tells a true heart-felt story of John’s long battle with Bipolar Disorder. It brings the reader through John’s triumphs and tragedies among his interpersonal relationships with his family, his marriages, and his medical team. One may relate his upbringing by parents who were financially successful yet not ones to give praise and promote John’s self-esteem played a part in his Bipolar Disorder. John demonstrates his determination to stand up to Bipolar Disorder and offers hope for those who suffer from mental illness that leaves many feeling hopeless. He proves that Bipolar Disorder can be controlled with the right attitude and support.

Magrini (Amazon Customer Review)

Writer shows vulnerability and honesty.

I am profoundly moved by the vulnerability and honesty of the author in sharing parts of his life that are rarely talked about in mental health memoirs. His easy flowing writing style readily brought me into his experiences. Most memoirs have spirituality as a single chapter, yet John incorporates his spirituality throughout, beautifully describing how this has blossomed over the years into a powerful force for the betterment of all people without religious boundaries or judgment. Thank you for the gift of this book.

Stephanie (Amazon Customer Review)

Honest.

In this honest and insightful book John Wade tells the gripping story of his struggle with a crippling illness that’s hard to diagnose, harder to cure, and affects far too many people in the modern world. It will be hard for anyone, bipolar or not, not to feel themselves “along for the ride” as he describes how he overcame his difficulty. This is a fascinating read.

MSB (Amazon Customer Review)

Changing Face of Mental Health.

The changing public attitude toward mental illness in the past 50 years was presented in such a way that it made me feel part of John’s struggle to exist in the real world. Many parts of the book were so poignant and I am so relieved to know that he traveled this road and has been cured. The prevalent theme was, ” there is a small part of God in all of us.”

EH (Amazon Customer Review)

Great Read & Great Insight.

Informative, interesting and inspirational. John Wade’s straight talk about his life’s greatest challenges is very enlightening. The book is very well written and kept my interest throughout. His commitment to achieving heaven on earth is a very admirable and worthy goal. This book will be enjoyed by a broad spectrum of people with diverse interests and backgrounds.

Ed S (Amazon Customer Review)

This work provides unique insights into the challenges that people face in navigating the adversities of life, especially bipolar disorder. Persons with this disease, their family members and friends as well as professionals in the field will find this book very helpful in increasing their understanding of behavior influenced by this disorder.

Donna Adams (Amazon Customer Review)

Inspirational.

This is a must read for anyone who has or who has anyone in their life with bipolar disorder. It was not only insightful but inspirational as well. Doing away with the stigma of mental disorders is a theme throughout the book. Everyone could benefit from the overall tone and courage displayed throughout the authors life.

P.L. (Amazon Customer Review)

John Wade is a serious thinker with great depth and clarity

John Wade is a serious thinker with great depth and clarity. His writing is stimulating and direct. He has a vision to bring goodness to the world with eternal optimism.

His new memoir The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation makes some unusual twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the pages!

e l davis (Amazon Customer Review)

John Wade has learned to overcome his weaknesses and triumph over his disorder. Everyone who has loved ones with Bipolar Disorder or those who are struggling with it should read this well written book

claire b. ursin (Amazon Customer Review)

Great read…

This is a fantastic read!!! INTERESTING!!! The man behind the book must be amazing!!!