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“When I was about 30, I had three shows running on Broadway. And that made me happy.”
Sidney Sheldon

“I won an Oscar, for The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer. And that was one of the worst nights of my life. I should have been exhilarated and I was depressed. And I thought, you know, this is, there’s something wrong. I’m not happy. And I went to a psychiatrist and he said, ‘You have bipolar disorder. You’re a manic-depressive.’ And that’s when I first learned about it. But meanwhile I’d done a lot of bad things. I’d walked out on a lot of successes that I could have had. And I finally knew what was wrong…It goes back to where I was born, and, it starts with me wanting to commit suicide. I was very unhappy. I was very depressed because I felt there was nothing more in life for me than I was doing, working at the drugstore as a delivery boy, and hanging hats and coats. Many years later, I found out that I had bipolar disorder. And that’s something that very often leads to suicide.”
Screenwriter, playwright, novelist Sidney Sheldon
CBS News Sidney Sheldon Shares Secrets

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