A misguided, middle-aged man deals with the heartbreak of losing the love of his life, his job, his marriage, and ultimately his loss of self. A painful, brutally honest dissection of a man on the edge and what he will do to win back his identity, even though he is sitting on a house of cards.
Turpitude & Bad Financing is almost a postscript to Swiss Chocolate. After I wrote the book, I was wallowing in the aftermath of despair. That was when I was finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
What a relief it was to finally have a diagnosis for what I had been suffering through for so many years. It took a while to find the right combination of medication to quell the violent mood swings I was going through, but eventually the medication became therapeutic, and I got control over my life again.
Now, I lead a fairly stable life, albeit I prefer solitude over the company of most people I know. I have a good, well-paying job, and I enjoy the company of my children. What more can a man ask for?