New Book Exposes Life Of Trouble

When looking back over Jacks entire life there is only one question? How can one man from rural West Virginia cross so many paths with such a diverse group of peers, friends and enemies across the United States.
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New Book Exposes Life Of Trouble

What began as one man's desire to just write his true memoirs in an effort to gain national attention for psychological disorders, has evolved into an embarrassing chain of sordid events that  some celebrities, politicians and even government agencies will try to deny, but can't. There is corroborating evidence within the book, court documents and media records.  The book, "Creative Impulse...True Memoirs Of A Terrible Son" has many people running for cover.

Now 53, author Jack Swint's personal life is summed up within the first few pages of this story. "When looking back over Jacks entire life there is only one question? How can one man from rural West Virginia cross so many paths with such a diverse group of peers, friends and enemies across the United States? Or have they all somehow been entwined together for some unforeseen reason that has caused his life to be such an incredible but destructive journey. His actions have demolished the careers and lives of people who have abused their authority against him and others. And, he has selflessly exposed his own self to ridicule, incarceration, poverty and even attempts on his own life because of it."

Swint is no saint by any means. In fact, he has been in and out of non-violent trouble since the age of eleven. In 1997, he was diagnosed with impulsive behavior while incarcerated in a federal prison for counterfeiting. Later on, a second diagnosis for borderline personality disorder. That diagnosis may explain why so many people have regretted the day they crossed paths with Jack Swint.

Within the contents of his "true memoirs" Swint details how he always seemed to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time and with people who were publicly well known.  "It is like I am being drawn to them like a magnet. Just because I have a criminal record they just assumed I would play along with their schemes and cover-ups."  That's been everyone's downfall.

One characteristic of borderline personality disorder patients is that they can idolize or admire someone one second, and devalue them in the blink of an eye when that person creates disgust or conflict. In Jacks case, it occurs when they allegedly abuse their authority. BPD patients only see things in black and white; there is no gray area, only good and evil exists. In the end, Jack Swint has left behind a trail of rich and famous men and women who either lost their social standing, careers, freedom or all three because they crossed his path.

How does he sum up his book? "Brutally honest. I only sat down and began writing my life story to bring attention to the effect these disorders played in my life and everyone around me. No one had ever heard of impulsive or borderline personality disorders back in the nineteen sixties or seventies. I was always labeled as being neurotic and a troubled kid." In closing, Swint states that these diseases are not a crutch or excuse for all of the things he did wrong. "I can not go back and change the things I did. But, maybe speaking out to families, doctors and the courts can help someone else."

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