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WILMINGTON, NC, January 14, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to the National Institute of Mental Health website, "Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks."
"There are three types of bipolar disorder. All three types involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely "up," elated, irritable, or energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very "down," sad, indifferent, or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes)."
That definition, while very descriptive, does not really tell us what this means in regards to how this affects the day-to-day life of an individual.
Sid Nachman was the first person in the USA to be diagnosed bipolar. Reviewers have called his memoir, 'Bipolar Me', "a roller coaster ride through the mind of one of the funniest and endearing story-tellers of his generation." That story is now available in video format on Youtube, Vimeo and on Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The video biopic features Sid describing many of the events of his life, presented in a wry and sardonic style that is his trademark.
'Bipolar Me' provides an insightful and captivating glimpse into the day-to-day experience of a man who dealt with this condition - during a time when this type of affliction might be diagnosed as a form of schizophrenia. In those days the treatment might involve electric shock treatment or, in severe cases, being locked away.
'Bipolar Me' has garnered high praise from readers and reviewers alike. Sid's no-holds-barred writing style produces a work that is filled with hilarious stories that show us that life is just plain good. It is a highly entertaining memoir that allows readers a glimpse into the unfettered mind of a bipolar boy who never grows up until his hair turns white. Readers will get to see his world in black and white and vivid color and will feel what he feels when he feels like he weighs three thousand pounds and a minute later can leap over tall buildings. Sid's life is a life gone wild that settles down only when it's almost too late.
Sid's first book, 'Strictly For Seniors' is a nonfiction work of short stories about what happened to Sid "after breakfast on Delancey Street" in West Philly during the 30's and 40's when his Mom gave him a big hug and kiss and sent him on his way. Sid had great fun, survived bullying by hitting the bigger boys about the head with his violin case and developed his own singular brand of "street smarts".
Nachman is also the author of 'Kiss Abuse Goodbye'. The book tells the story of a woman who suffers unspeakable abuse and then healing, from early childhood into adult life. The main character managed to overcome her experience, transforming a miserable past into a future filled with promise and hope. Sid Nachman recounts her inspiring tale with a dose of acerbic wit that shines through on every page. The end result is a book that is both wildly entertaining and incredibly revealing. He has also produced a screenplay based on the book, titled 'Raw'.
Nachman's books have received fantastic reviews. One stated, "Like James Joyce, Sid Nachman can take the ordinary and turn it into magic with a fluency that's imperceptible." Another said "Sid's stories touch the human soul with wit, charm and realism."
The new video is available at Youtube at https://youtu.be/Q-j_u6ZFF1I, Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/483258605 and on Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Sid Nachman is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. All books are available at Amazon. More information, including samples from the books and recent interviews with The Authors Show, is available at his website at http://www.sidnachman.com.
Sid Nachman was the only child of immigrant parents from Russia and Germany who tried for 13 years to have him and were very tired from trying so hard. His initials are S.I.N. for Sidney Irving Nachman. He never found out if he was a sin or a joy. Sid resides in Florida with his wife, Linda and his golden retriever Violet and in spite of his big mouth is still loved by all.
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