Bipolar Buffalo Publishing -
      
   BIPOLAR BUFFALO
 - A MOSAIC of MINDS JOURNEY 
by Anthony Antek 


9/19:STILL WORKING AT REWORKING MY MAIN WEB PAGE TO MAKE MY BOOK MORE ACCESSIBLE & less costlier  TO YOU.

 IN  MEANTIME:

Here's a short bit from presentations I made earlier this year titled

"BIPOLAR ADVANTAGE: 
the LINK TO CREATIVITY"
 
  on ways I deal  for Coping with Depression   
 (Some non-drug, non-psychiatric alternatives)
 
( may also be helpful for those beset with "mindfulness", a multitasking mind, or for anyone coping with anxiety and stress.)
 
                            
AHUMAN CONTACT     - Talking with Loved ones / Friends
 
B.   HUMOR    -        Healing powers – physical & mental
                               Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient
                                                                                       Norman  Cousins
                           (Combating life-threatening illness through humor) 
 
                            “Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world
                              that he was compelled to invent laughter.”  … Nietzsche
 
C.  PHYSICAL WORK - Gardening, Shoveling Snow, 
                                           (that which brings sweat)
  ”Work is, or should be, our heavenly bread of activity, contact and consciousness
… In decent proportion, this is life.
The sweat of the brow is the heavenly butter.”
 D.H. Lawrence, Selected Literary Criticism
-in story #28 Cracking Tiles
 
D.   PLAY –Physical &/or Mental Play in Game Activities
                    (irony of games– playfulness in a  highly ordered structure)
                     - Homoludens, the Play Element in  Culture, J.Huizinga      
 
E. Have a Goal - Develop a challenging Goal  & keep at it.                       
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 In 52 stories and 29 works of original art & photos,
 the struggle of a steel-city, working-class youth    growing up Bipolar in Lackawanna/Buffalo,New York
during the mid-20th Century is dramatically revealed.













BIPOLAR BUFFALO 
 - Mosaic of Minds Journey   
is  the search for for love & being loved,
 finding the inner self & an authentic meaning to life.

52 "Mosaics" (true stories) 
   29 Original Works of Art & Photos
52 Epigrams relate to & preface all stories 
 
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Another option: buy book  by check or money order for $20 to cover cost of book,handling & mailing. 
Send payment to  BIPOLAR BUFFALO at:
 BIPOLAR BUFFALO
5441 Old Lakeshore Rd. 
Lakeview, N.Y. 14085

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for personal help locally,
nationally or internationally.

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MEANING of "BIPOLAR BUFFALO"  BOOK TITLE: 

 "This is a superbly written and very interesting and emotional book. But why did you decide on the "Bipolar Buffalo" title when it offers so much more than the bipolar encounters?"
(Asked by a person named Alan via the social media)

     Yes, there is much more - stories on Dick Shawn, Steve Allen, Bill Cosby & O.J. Simpson, Father Nelson Baker, and inventor Willis Carrier to name a few as well as the drama of numerous personal, cultural and historical events.
           Moreover it is a love story that  drives the book, it's central theme, it's "need" is the search for love and to be loved in return. The book's Set-up, Confrontations & Conflicts, and Resolution are directed towards that theme.

      In brief, the meaning of " BIPOLAR BUFFALO" is a metaphor that refers to how we see things. Its meaning is ontological, metaphysical - searching for what is real, the essence of things.
     The title (developed from story #34 –Black Ribbons of Highway) goes back to a conversation with Native Americans in Oregon during the 1960s.  How early white people saw the American Bison compared to how seen by early Native Americans. There is nothing innate, nothing intrinsically "good" or "bad" about the animal but how humans make judgments upon that "animal”.... or person or event with the limited personal/cultural baggage we carry.
     Following this conversation I write .... " I didn't reflect on this polarity right then, but it did begin right there, the first inkling I had of the buffalo as a bipolar animal—bipolar from a human perspective.."
     So the metaphorical title and implicitly, an intended measure of the book's contents are about judgments and pre-judgments (prejudice). How those being Bipolar, or Black, Jewish, Polish, working class, or any other stigmatized person or "underdog" group judge themselves and are judged. 

    Although the book gives hope to those inflicted with the struggles of being bipolar and insight to others, it was written not as a "How To" or "Self-Help" book but  as a work of  literature. 
      The author's journey is a search for inner self & an authentic meaning to life - and more specifically, a struggle to find love and being loved in return.

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See DICK SHAWN INFO on Page 2
SEE  "ANATOMY of BOOK" page 3 
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To Buy book in LAKE TAHOE / Truckee  area
 of CALIFORNIA & NEVADA 
Call  (530) 412-1213

or Call  (530) 412-1213
for Outstanding ACUPUNCTURE Treatment
 & Holistic medicine

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  University of Buffalo,  Lockwood Library
 has  acquired  Bipolar Buffalo book
One story gives an intimate feel of poet Charles Olson
 and  what his persona at U.B. was like in the 1960s. 
For More READ :
Mosaic 33 -The Energy Flow of Charles Olson
               or see:   Charles Olson, Human Universe and Other Essays

Book is also available at numerous 
Buffalo area bookstores, museums, businesses and regional Public Libraries.


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