Something was wrong. Author Finn Dualmann could feel it. Ever since childhood, he was different from others, but he had no idea why. His moods quickly swung from happy to sad, from compassionate to aggressive, alienating people along the way. He spent most of his time alone, with only his sometimes outlandish and never-ending thoughts to keep him company.
In Dualmann’s mid-fifties, he was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder with rapid cycling. By then, everything near and dear to him was gone. In Secrets in the Open, he shares stories of his life and reflects on how his bipolar disorder has changed and affected his interactions with the world. He recalls his childhood, his teenage years, and each decade of his adulthood, including tales of his military career and later work, his family and eventual divorce, and his struggle with various addictions.
A collection of hypomanic episodes that make up the story of Dualmann’s life as he recalls it, Secrets in the Open narrates what it’s been like for him as a bipolar man and how it has affected his relationships and the experiences he’s had along the way.