It has been written you should not write memoirs unless you are famous, an actor, or have unusual experiences. The author is not famous. He is not an actor. But his life has been filled with many unusual experiences.
After dropping out of college, the escalation of Vietnam caught the author. Army released him to the Navy. Amphibious Force, Saigon River, and Mekong Delta, a lot different from the Pacific Northwest. Then Okinawa would be the place of an investigation with ONI, The Office of Naval Intelligence.
How or when bipolar seeds start sprouting is still a mystery. Walk with the author in his first private psychiatric hospital, then years in and out of the Seattle VA Hospital Psych Ward. Finally, during the summer Bicentennial of '76 at American Lake VA Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, after five months, God healed his mind with lithium.
Then God sent him a beautiful Angel from Poland. His own personal physician to be his wife. After 30 years on lithium, he felt the dosage too high. A decision was made for reduction. The results were frightening. They went too low!
THE BOY FROM BOTHELL -- Bipolar * Vietnam Veteran is the author's fight for sanity. And how God never left his side.