Film and TV comedy working-class actor Paul McGoldrick takes us on a roller-coaster ride through his zany, crazy life! The reader will be fascinated and moved to tears and laughter by his many happy mad-glad and sad, courageous, true accounts of his personal battle with bi-polar affective disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in this heartfelt, humorous, straight from the heart, account of his dilemma. He gives us a wonderful insight into the highs and lows of the illness, leaving no stone unturned, describing in layman's terms the excruciating mental torture the affliction can bring. He also reveals how he was wrongly accused and found 'not proven' of a prevention of terrorism charge at the height of the Irish hunger strike in 1981. He also describes, in vivid terms, the joys and ecstasy that can be achieved by the up-side of the disease.