Drugs, felony charges, even jail couldn’t stop him Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman. Andy Behrman (born ) is an American writer of non-fiction as well as a mental health advocate and national speaker. He is the author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania which was published by.

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I’m obsessed with buying large quantities of cleaning products. My skin starts tingling and I feel as if my insides are spilling on to the sidewalk.

s Electroboy is a brilliant, riveting instant classic of the American dream run amok. I won’t tell anyone. Otherwise, Behrman’s is a rather pale account of a colourful condition. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m hoping I can be put on a programme of medication electrooy will stabilise the manic-depression. I put three 3-inch-thick piles of cash back into the navy blue shoe box with “Ralph Lauren” embossed in gold on it. The following items were successfully added.

Personal accounts of mental illness can provide insight into the mind’s complexities not only for the public but for specialists seeking better treatments for their patients. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. It’s a losing battle; I eventually lose consciousness.


For a book about mania, it expresses little emotion. Yet for all “the crazies” he paints a compelling picture of a life lived fully despite his lot.

Once I found myself in St. Certainly not a clinical read.

Electroboy : a memoir of mania

He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: I am obsessed with working ridiculously long hours, earning plenty of money and spending it as quickly as I make it.

I’m trying to remember: I assume that means it’s working, because I’m not depressed. He doesn’t even deserve a dime on this deal. After 20 aa, I realise the pills aren’t working.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

Between titillating tales of stripping for extra cash and excessive drug use, Behrman charts his experiences with therapists and a wide variety of prescription medications.

It is sort of a diary of events, without much insight into the mind of a bi-polar. Thank God the fucking insurance company foots the bill for this shit and not me. I’d love a bagel. I fear I’m going to be awake all night and can’t imagine my head resting on my pillow.

But when Andy turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then in jail, then under house arrest. Feb 18, Beth added it.


Anyway, Behrman has a story to tell, unlike many Bipolar memoirs that boringly milk the premise “I’m Bipolar”–yawn; who cares. Lists with This Book. These titles are a better bet for small libraries; Behrman’s book is recommended as an added title for larger public libraries. Excerpts I’ve got to be strong And try to hang on Or else my mind may well snap And my life will be lived for the thrills -Dr. Add both to Cart Add both to List. The crux of Behrman’s narrative involves his work as the publicist for pop artist Mark Kostabi.

The tailor comes and hems the pants and fixes the sleeves and it’s a done deal. It’s like having a photographic memory, except I am consciously aware of processing the information. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.