The Roller Coaster Decade

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Trafford Publishing, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 145 pages

The Roller Coaster Decade is an autobiography of 10 years of my life which begins when I was eighteen years old. I like all other high school graduates had plans for my life, but sometimes life just doesn't work out that way.

I was diagnosed with bipolar illness and put into a mental facility in Switzerland, therefore having to postpone attending Hotel Management School for a year, but I finally made it. I did, however, suffer three more manias after that. After each mania I had to start my life from scratch, because manias have heavy consequences.

In the year 2000 I was told that my kidneys no longer functioned and was put on a dialysis machine. After sixteen months I had the kidney transplant. I was the by far the youngest.

This book is about the ups and downs in life, what it takes when so many unexpected and tragic things happen in a short period of time. Most of all it is not a book strictly about the above. My "Decade" story is told honestly with humor and that the message is to be brave enough to speak about your darkest moments, because once you do others open up to you and your own burdens disappear. Suffering in silence only hurts you. And finally it is about a gift called life that we all take for granted.

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