- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: River Grove Books; 1 edition (August 18, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632990644
- ISBN-13: 978-1632990648
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael Wellington is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He is a mental health activist, public speaker, broadcaster, consultant, and professional golfer. He is the founder and chairman of birdies4bipolar.org, an organization that helps raise awareness and funding for mental health. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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As a result of reading Michael's book, I feel like I have a better understanding of why bipolar disease is so difficult to handle. Because he is so brutally honest in his description of what happened when he was in his manic/depressive states, the book is not always easy to read. In the final analysis, Michael provides many helpful suggestions ("clubs,") to be used to effectively manage bipolar disease.
This is an extraordinary book by an individual who has developed the tools to manage a mental disease, with the help and support of an extraordinary family and friends. I strongly recommend it!
Michael comes from a great family,was educated in the catholic schools from grade school through college. He played sports in high school as well as being an All-American golfer in college at Spring Hill College. He was always a happy-go-lucky guy until one day he wasn't.
He tells his story in a fascinating way, perfectly open and honest while sometimes shocking the reader. His dream of playing golf on the professional tour drives the story but he revealed how bipolar affected relationships with family and friends. Apparently, he was luckier than most because he managed to commit to being healthy before those relationships were ruined . I liked the way that he described the "ups and downs" but
still painted his picture with hope. I think the greatest lesson I got from reading his story was to never give up because tomorrow is a new day and
another chance to get your life together. Taking care of his body helped him take care of his mind.
Bravo to Michael for putting a name and a face to this monster called bipolar. He proved how to take control of the disorder instead of it taking control of you. I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with bipolar or anyone who loves someone struggling with it.