Bipolar Buffalo Publishing -
by Anthony Antek 

       Personal notes for Web Followers (8/15/14):

    The sudden death of Robin Williams has had some  impact on me (obvious because of my and the book's nature.) For those seeking more insight about R.W. , the Entertainer, see the excellent Charlie Rose interviews from the 2002 - 2009 period and his memorial program a few days ago. For further  insight into Robin, the Human Being, see the illuminating 2006 interview with Terry Gross on NPR ( National Public Radio) web site(

   I expect to return to some mental web work soon. Book is low or out of stock in some Buffalo area bookstores and museums - will replenish by next week. Been away from computer and book stuff for much of summer.  New developments coming late August/early September. thanks.

 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.

 - 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 
For Autographed Book 
 Priority  Mailing & Handling 

Another option: buy book  by check or money order for $20 to cover cost of book,handling & mailing. 
Send payment to  BIPOLAR BUFFALO at:
5441 Old Lakeshore Rd. 
Lakeview, N.Y. 14085

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nationally or internationally.


 "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.

SEE  "ANATOMY of BOOK" page 3 
To Buy book in LAKE TAHOE / Truckee  area
Call  (530) 412-1213

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

  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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