If you looked at Brad Shreve when he was an executive at a major hotel chain with an office with a nice window and a secretary, many would think he was the living definition of success.
Importantly images can be deceiving. Brad was miserable and he was not sure why. Although had had recently came out at the time, Brad did not know he had bipolar II and did not know it.
In Brad’s own words, “I did some crazy stuff”. He made some choices including partying with subordinates and often late to work. He was on the verge of losing his job when he decided to quit with no idea what he was going to do.
Brad marriage to his wife ended. He moved from Northern California to Southern California, and he started to fully explore and embrace his sexual orientation.
Brad got into a dangerous relationship with a man who was both emotionally and physically abusive
Brad shares on this episode of the podcast his story of accepting who he is sexually, and his battles with alcohol and cocaine and how he battled his mental health problems from his bipolar disorder, both before it was diagnosed and after.
Brad has been clean and sober since 2003. He is one half of a happy marriage with his husband.
Brad is the author of Mitchell Riley’s mysteries series and the host of the podcast, Queer Writer of Crime.
You can purchase Brad’s book, A Body in the Bathhouse, from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Body-Bathhouse-Mitch-OReilly-Mystery/dp/B08PP9ZJ6X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=330YB3KMANHZ4&keywords=brad+shreve&qid=1647618730&sprefix=brad+shreve%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-1 and A Body on the Hill from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Body-Hill-Mitch-OReilly-Mystery/dp/B09314JKZP/ref=sr_1_2?crid=330YB3KMANHZ4&keywords=brad+shreve&qid=1647618777&sprefix=brad+shreve%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-2
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Hey #DefineYourselfers, I am the Chris Mitchell. I want to let you know that I am looking for guests for a new podcast I am launching in June. Guests should identify as both successful and disabled. So, if you identify as successful and living with any type of disability: physical, visual, hearing, learning, mental I want to hear from you. Send me an email at Chris@thechrismitchell.com. That is