John chronicles many of his bipolar episode experiences, both in-patient and outpatient, in a raw honesty. He paints his experiences in several institutions, some good and some not so good. He provides insights into how he survived and was eventually discharged from each of them. He covers many of his inner subjective states while having an "episode" showing how they can be both exciting and destructive at the same time. He talks about his experiences in seeking work and stresses the importance of appropriate medication and meditation.