Misdiagnosed and drugged into submission, Mark Bender emerges to tell a tale of psychotic behavior, pills and paranoia, armed confrontation with police, jail, confinement in a psychiatric hospital, and the fall of ‘Mr. Motivation.’ Reeling from an experimental cancer treatment, Colonel Bender marches into the Kansas countryside, determined to establish a national park in honor of his infamous ancestors, “The Bloody Benders.” On the way he discovers the town of Osawatomie, site of John Brown’s first foray into murder, and home to Kansas Insane Asylum #2. Then things get crazy. Hallucinations, delusions, and two jails later, Bender finds himself in a psychiatric hospital where the real fun begins. Want to know what it’s like to go crazy? And meet interesting people inside Kansas City’s now shuttered Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital? Now you can. Due out in 2021, and 12 years in the making, Mark Bender goes out of his military mind in this true story of loss and recovery.