Next Move: My Terrible, Wonderful, Bipolar Life

Troy Roberts 1607850885179


1940s & '50s,1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,2000s

Troy Roberts

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A memoir detailing the bipolar life of a chess master. A childhood growing up with a family with mob ties, bikers, religious fanatics, murderers, prostitution, degenerate gamblers and hustlers.



Short Summary

My mother marries into a family with mob ties. The story begins with an introduction of the colorful characters.

After a life filled with chaos, I finally find peace and harmony


Baltimore MD and Savannah GA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse,Sexual Abuse,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Troy Roberts

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Insecure,Underdog,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Georgia Noonan

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Insecure,Underdog,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jake Juliano

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Greedy,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Edward Noonan

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Complex,Narcisstic

Development Pitch

Troy Roberts is raised in a Baltimore family with mob ties, growing up in a tumultuous household, surrounded by crime, prostitution, violence and drugs, often escaping with his mother and sister to his grandparents home in Savannah GA. As an early teen, he fell under the thrall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, but by the time he was in his mid-teens he found another far more powerful obsession: chess.Despite an almost crippling affliction of bipolar, he became a top-rated U.S. chess player. Professionally he was the brains behind the rise of designer hardware and plumbing fixtures in big box retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Bipolar community and chess community

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Apprentice House

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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