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By: John H Staines

Bipolar Adventures

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John has wrestled between sanity and insanity during a very busy professional career working for the British and American governments as an international travelling market researcher, despite his handicap of suffering a pronounced mental illness of bipolar affective disorder.

This has resulted in cycles from ecstasy to manic depression which is reflected in his candid and honest description in a humorous non-judgmental tone, and even at times of absolute despair, he has looked back over his life with a wry smile of amusement.

John hopes that you will get many laughs out of his laconic writing style, when handling the tricky subject of a mental illness. The first of a series of five short books from this new author over the near future, thus proving that truth can be more stranger and interesting than fiction.


John Henry Staines was born in April 1948 in the small pottery’s town of Leek in Staffordshire.


He is the second son of Robert and Sylvia Staines, and travelled with the family at the age of 9 to live in South Shields, South Tyneside, the home of his father, where he resided on and off for over 65 years.


John was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder when he was 22 and has struggled mentally to contain this illness throughout his international career as a market researcher in over 50 countries for over 500 clients.


Customer Reviews
5.0
6 reviews
6 reviews
  • Shirley Smith

    FANTASTIC READ

  • YVONNE SMITH

    FANTASTIC DIFFERENT READ

  • DANIEL

    I will start off by saying that I a biased toward this book - the author is my Grandfather.

    Nonetheless, while reading this book of both funny quips and details darker episodes, I’ve come to understand the harsh reality of Bipolar Disorder, noting the periods of highs and lows in John’s life. His writing style is unique out of all other books I’ve read, summarising points in his life which have left an impact on both him and others around him.

    I recommend everyone about buying this short read would be foolish not to, as I gained a better inside into the working mind of someone living with this state of mind.

  • James

    A superb witty collection of short stories
    Very well written and funny.

  • Clodagh

    Very good story. Definitely recommend people to buy this book. Interesting read.

  • Shirley Jones

    Bipolar Adventures is the life story of John H Staines taking a humorous look at the ups and downs of an international businessman during his varied life.
    His truthful and candid writing style is illuminating, on this condition which is a mental illness with wide variations of mood swings from the lows to the highs.
    High recommended

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