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Author to talk of growing up Polish, Catholic and bipolar in Buffalo

Anthony Antek, author of “Bipolar Buffalo – A Mosaic of Minds Journey,” will give a talk entitled, “The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity,” from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.

Antek’s presentation – part of the museum’s ongoing Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, will focus on his book, as well as personal stories about living and coping with bipolar disorder. Using personal stories, original art and photos, Antek writes of the struggles, fun and adventures of a second generation working-class youth growing up Polish, Catholic and bipolar in Buffalo during the mid-20th century. He also will address other topics, including positive aspects of the disorder and reflections on the debate of neurobiology vs. social conditions as causal factors. The presentation will also include a Q&A session.

Members are free; otherwise, the cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees (includes museum tour). For more information or to register, call 629-3626 or email

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