THE BOOK OF WHISPERS
A Father and Son’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder.
The Story of Mickey and Jake McClain Driver as told to Beverly Freeman.
The Book of Whispers is the story of Jake McClain Driver, a talented, passionate, brilliant young man who fought a courageous battle with bipolar disorder. It was a battle he lost. But not without a fight. It is also the story of his father’s quest to save him.
Through The Book of Whispers, the reader experiences firsthand the struggles of a young man battling an insidious mental illness that ultimately took his life.
In his expressive, intensely personal poetry, Jake shares the world through his eyes as he battles the demons of a debilitating illness. The poetry is even more meaningful when read within the context of Jake’s all-too-short life.
His father, Mickey Driver, shares Jake’s story from his unique perspective as a caregiver and parent of a child suffering from bipolar disorder. He also shares meaningful advice to anyone who is dealing with bipolar disorder and to parents who have lost a child to suicide.
The book was written as Jake’s legacy and as a gift to others who are on a similar journey. To honor Jake and to help others like him, all profits from The Book of Whispers benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Greater Houston.