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April 5, 2016


 March 1 - May 27

A Memoir
John E. Wade, II

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The Bipolar Millionaire

Title: The Bipolar Millionaire
Author: John E. Wade II
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Pages: 164
Genre: Memoir
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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John E. Wade
I was born in Decatur, Alabama, grew up in Georgia and Mississippi, and have lived in New Orleans for many years.  After high school, I attended the Air Force Academy for a few months until I received an honorable medical discharge resulting from a severe case of meningitis and my first experience with bipolar disorder. Eventually I enrolled at the University of Georgia, where I received a BBA and MA, was named the most outstanding senior accounting student, and served as president of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society. I worked in accounting for nearly thirty years, in both the private sector and eventually for the federal government.
I began writing in 1998, and my first book-length work, Focus Investing, was purchased by John E. Wiley & Sons, but never published, because of changing market conditions. Still, I had discovered the joy of writing and have since produced many essays, blogs, and books.  Deep Within My Heart is a published book containing many of my earliest essays.
My next book project was conceiving and compiling How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, a collection of essays from 101 other individuals–from world leaders to Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners–about the ten elements of Heaven on Earth as I conceived of them at that time (peace, security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, racial harmony, spiritual harmony, ecological harmony, health, as well as moral purpose and meaning–at the urging of my local editor, Charlotte L. Piotrowski, who pushed for “gender equality,” I have sense added “gender harmony” to the list of ten elements).  I am especially proud of this work and hope it inspires humankind for generations.
In 2012, Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the Twenty-First Century was published, which excerpts some of Reagan’s most insightful and articulate quotations from before, during, and even after his presidency, coupled with commentary highlighting the ways in which Reagan’s wisdom is as relevant as ever. Then, in 2014, Glimpses of Heaven on Eartha book of inspiring quotations and insightful essays by four other co-authors and me, was published. This book won the 2014 Living Now Book Awards bronze metal in Social Activism/Charity. My most recent literary project is The Bipolar Millionaire, my deeply personal memoir.
In 2006, I founded the charity Soldiers of Love, which encourages and enables ordinary citizens to work toward a better world. Soldiers of Love partners with other charities with similar goals, both in the local New Orleans community and beyond.  In 2011 I began producing the television series that also relates to the the goal of Heaven on Earth.
I am passionate about travel and have visited China, India, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Brazil, Argentina, much of Europe, Costa Rico, the Caribbean including Cuba, as well as much of North America.  Some of these trips have been spiritual journeys and mission trips. I enjoy learning about other cultures and my travels inspire my writing and philanthropy. I am equally passionate about my adopted hometown.  I enjoy New Orleans’ unique food, architecture, and music, as well as Saints football games.  I also cheer on the Bulldogs–The University of Georgia, which I attended, and Mississippi State University, where the Davis Wade Stadium was named after my father.
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The main theme through the book is about the stigma of mental illness and an effort to do away with it.  This book isn't just for those with Bipolar Disorder but anyone who has or knows someone who has, a mental disorder.  This is a memoir about the author's life and the struggles he went through and the courage to face them.With any mental disorder comes a variety of stigmas, being suicidal, depression, mania, being discriminated against and sometimes being hospitalized.  Every person with a mental disorder affects people in different ways.  As Mr. Wade goes through his life being bipolar, he deals the best he can with the disease.  The Operation, a group doing research is controlling much of Mr. Wade's life.He lets his heart open and honestly tells about his life.If you have someone in your life with any mental disorder, try to practice patience, love and above all be there for them.Being bipolar has nothing to do with having a strong personality and will,  It has nothing to do with being a functional and fruitful individual.It's a disease and can be treated.  I feel  it took a lot of strength and courage to write about his life with being bipolar.  It's not an easy life but you can live a productive, happy life. We as a society, should be more tolerable.  People with mental illness haven't asked to have it.  It chose them.  It has nothing to do with these people being good, kind and loving people.  They are misunderstood. The author wrote a wonderful book that helps those with mental illness and those who have loved ones with the disease to be positive and try to overcome all the fears and stigmas that come with it.  

Be There.
Be Patient.
Be Kind.
Try to Understand! 

Thank you for the encouragement, Mr. Wade.

 I received this complimentary copy of this book from the author, John E. Wade, II and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5  STARS.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 1 – First Chapter Reveal & Tour Kick Off at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, March 2 – First Chapter Review at The Literary Nook
Friday, March 4 – Book Featured at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, March 7 – Interview at The Review From Here
Tuesday, March 8 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, March 11 – Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Monday, March 14 – Book Featured at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, March 15 – Book Featured at The Book Rack
Wednesday, March 16 – Confessions of a Reader
Monday, March 21 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight
Tuesday, March 22 – Interview at The Book Connection
Wednesday, March 23 – Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Wednesday, March 23 – Book Featured at Jody’s Book Reviews
Monday, March 28 – Book Featured at Our Families Adventure
Tuesday, March 29 – Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Thursday, March 31 – Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Monday, April 4 – Interview at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, April 5 – Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Wednesday, April 6 – Book Review at Laura’s Interests
Friday, April 8 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, April 11 – Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Tuesday, April 12 – First Chapter Reveal at Litearily Speaking
Wednesday, April 13 – Interview at As the Page Turns
Thursday, April 14 – Book Featured at SheWrites
Monday, April 18 – Book Feature at Bound 2 Escape
Tuesday, April 19 – First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, April 20 – Interview at The Book Rack
Thursday, April 21 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Monday, April 25 – First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, April 26 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Thursday, April 28 – Book Featured at Ali-The Dragon Slayer
Friday, April 29 – Book Review at Our Family’s Adventure
Monday, May 2 – Interview at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner
Tuesday, May 3 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, May 4 – Guest Blogging at Book Babble
Thursday, May 5 – Guest Blogging at Book Cover Junkie
Friday, May 6 – Book Review at Book Babble
Monday, May 9 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, May 10 – Book Featured at Book Marketing Buzz
Wednesday, May 11 – Interview at The Dark Phantom
Monday, May 16 – Book Featured at A Title Wave
Tuesday, May 17 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, May 19 – Book Featured at A Taste of My Mind
Monday, May 23 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, May 26 – Book Featured at Around the World in Books
Friday, May 27 – Book Review at The Literary Nook

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