Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sid Nachman, First Man In US With Bipolarism To Be Treated Successfully, Offers His Story In New Memoir Release, 'Bipolar Me'

Sid Nachman was the first person in the US to be diagnosed and successfully treated for bipolarism over 50 years ago. Sid writes engaging nonfiction books that revolve around his experiences growing up in Philadelphia

Sid Nachman was treated for bipolarism over 50 years ago, and was the first person in the US to have been successfully treated. 'Bipolar Me' is his memoir, a story that has garnered high praise from readers and reviewers alike. 

Sid's no-holds-barred writing style and deft storytelling, combined with his own style of acerbic wit, takes readers on a trip through his life and his mind. It is filled with hilarious stories that show us that life is just plain good. BookLover USA said that the book is "A roller coaster ride through the mind of one of the funniest and endearing story-tellers of his generation."

'Bipolar Me' is a highly entertaining memoir that allows readers to take a ride with Sid into the unfettered mind of a bipolar boy who never grows up until his hair turns white. Readers will get to see his world in black and white and vivid color and will feel what he feels when he feels like he weighs three thousand pounds and a minute later can leap over tall buildings. Sid's life is a life gone wild that settles down when it’s almost too late.

“I wrote this book," Nachman stated, "to give readers a technicolor picture of how I grew up. My world was quite different than the one we live in today. Coddling and political correctness would be frowned upon and  quickly flushed down the toilet.  Heavens to Betsy, I was even allowed to make my own mistakes, learn something from them and reinforce what my parents told me. Come to think of it: Would it be so bad if we took a step backwards and learned something from it?

Sid Nachman is also the author of 'Strictly For Seniors' - a nonfiction work of short stories about what happened to Sid "after breakfast on Delancey Street" in West Philly during the 30’s and 40’s when his Mom gave him a big hug and kiss and sent him on his way.  Sid had great fun, survived bullying by hitting the bigger boys about the head with his violin case and developed his own singular brand of “street smarts".

Both of Nachman's books have received fantastic reviews. One stated, "Like James Joyce, Sid Nachman can take the ordinary and turn it into magic with a fluency that's imperceptible." Another said "Sid's stories touch the human soul with wit, charm and realism."

Sid Nachman is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Both books are available at Amazon. More information, including samples from the books and a recent interview with The Authors Show, is available at his website at

About Sid Nachman:

Sid Nachman was the only child of immigrant parents from Russia and Germany who tried for 13 years to have him and were very tired from trying so hard. His initials are S.I.N. for Sidney Irving Nachman. He never found out if he was a sin or a joy. Sid resides in Florida with his wife, Linda and his golden retriever Molly and in spite of his big mouth is still loved by all.


Sid Nachman