Zero to Sixty in Sixty Years: A Bipolar Success Story
Author Robert Trent was born into a challenging family situation. Not only did his parents hate each other, but he was also afflicted with bipolar ... Show synopsis Author Robert Trent was born into a challenging family situation. Not only did his parents hate each other, but he was also afflicted with bipolar illness. This combination of conditions could have been the cause of failure in his life, but he was blessed with a toughness that led to a successful life despite his personal challenges. Zero to Sixty in Sixty Years is a memoir that begins at a recent high school class reunion that Robert attended with his wife. He then tells the story of his life's struggles and the effects of bipolar disorder on his life and relationships. Robert's father, Hallet, was very successful at making very good deals in real estate; through good luck and hard work, he acquired a considerable fortune. Even so, Robert's mother grew to hate his father so much that she did many things to hurt him and their children. In Zero to Sixty in Sixty Years, he recounts his struggles with his family and with his bipolar disorder. Robert's path eventually led him away from Oklahoma; by the grace of God, he ultimately made his way to Cove City, North Carolina, where he met his future wife, Jenna, who became the most important person in his life. Were it not for her support, his story could have ended with suicide.