N.O. Millionaire Tells Tale Of Life, Struggle To Overcome Mental Illness

NEW ORLEANS – Garden District author, John E. Wade II, will introduce and sign his memoir “The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation” on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., in New Orleans.

         Wade, a retired CPA, author, investor, television producer and philanthropist, reveals his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and his experience being the focus of an all-encompassing and benevolent entity he calls the Operation in his memoir.

         Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors and battle with mental illness, as well as writes about how he feels he has been cured of the detrimental aspects of bipolar disorder.

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         With the help of a unique and powerful network he calls the “Operation,” and through 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. 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 as well as through being the focus of the ever-pervasive Operation.

         Wade was born in Decatur, AL, and is a longtime New Orleans resident who is an active member of his church.

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         Wade began writing in 1998 and has published many essays, blogs, and book reviews, as well as one book filled with his own essays, “Deep Within My Heart,” and three books that he has co-authored.

         His first, “How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth,” is a collection of 101 essays from great writers and thinkers around the world.

         “Glimpses of Heaven on Earth,” is a book of inspiring quotations and insightful essays by Wade and his four co-authors.

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         In 2006, Wade founded the charity, Soldiers of Love, which encourages and enables ordinary citizens to work toward a better world, and in 2011 Wade began producing a television series, “A World That Works,” that relates to his goal of achieving a heaven on earth.

         In his free time, Wade likes to travel the world and learn about other cultures. He also enjoys exploring his hometown of New Orleans, enjoying the unique food, architecture, especially his beloved Garden District neighborhood, and music. Wade also regularly attends New Orleans Saints games—he even traveled to cheer them on to victory in the Super Bowl—as well as football games at Mississippi State University, where the Davis Wade Stadium was named after his father.

         Published by Sunbury Press, John E. Wade II’s memoir, “The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation,” will be available in hardcover at Garden District Book Shop, local book stores and Amazon.com. 

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