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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Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

And we’re just making it all up as we go along. Behrman is jaw-droppingly brutal in his self-exposure. Then, in what would become a notorious eledtroboy scandal in the 90s, Behrman masterminded a scheme to defraud his employer and friend, the artist Mark Kostabi. I hail a taxi. In his first experience with Prozac, he doubles his original dose “to speed up” and later fires his psychiatrist for “medicating him like an absolute lunatic.

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I take a half-hour shower. Some of the drugs require he take other drugs. This was just a recounting of his “awesome times” and how much money he made and how he barely even was punished for art fraud.

I can’t tell what motivates him and I feel like pieces of some of the stories are missing – some details that would have told me more about him or his experiences. I’m also obsessed with counting the number of words on a written page, usually after I’ve read it, but sometimes I have to count first.


And none of the medications are calming me down. He’s credible, and it is definitely a memoir of mania, but I think Behrman is probably memooir more than what he did when he was manic or psychotic or depressed. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible price: Is it day or night?

Andy Behrman is indeed intelligent, but he’s a con-man. My recovery represents a real loss. It sounds relaxing, but I’m finding that I’m not that good at having fun on these trips. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Off

Her name is Emiko. Andy is a gifted writer, and an even more skilled promotor, but this book left me wondering what might have been manua he written a narrative aimed at helping people rather than making a buck.

The plane smells like Dove soap. Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. My depressions were tornadolike-fast-paced episodes that brought me into dark rages of terror. She’s wearing a Jewish star around her neck. The book seems to be divided into two parts: Showing of 75 reviews. I hold my mother’s hand.

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He’s upfront about it from jump, self-deprecating, and the moments of braggadocio are so clearly at manoa to me showing grandiosity a symptom of high-octane mania and posturing.

Ot work with the mentally ill and have a particularly difficult client who has multiple mental illness diagnoses and a personality disorder. The show must go on. He leaves big holes in his “timeline,” which normally w Andy Behrman brilliantly captures the mania part of his bipolar life.


Jan 05, Sprin rated it really liked it. Still I’m glad I read it. That’s what the saleswoman told me – something about the high thread count.

View all eelectroboy comments. Dr Fried has mentioned ECT before, but she has always been very much against treating me with it because of the side effects, particularly memory loss. He runs and works at various PR agencies—very successfully, in fact—launching and enhancing the careers of a while slew of awful people. In my opinion, his bipolar diagnosis is the one that has wreaked the most havoc in his life and in the lives of his caregivers and loved ones.

At a bar on the Upper East Side, two women laugh loudly-or is the one adjusting her eleectroboy a man? Library Journal Review Behrman here adds to the crowded genre of mental illness autobiography, which is inhabited by so many fine titles including Andrew Solomon’s An Atlas of Depression, which just won a National Book Award that new entries must provide a different perspective or superior writing to merit a place on library shelves.

I have to get out and consume. Consistent with the way he characterizes himself in the book, he needs to be the center of attention and telling all including his spectacularly “shocking” experiences with ECT is a way to achieve that. The symptoms of manic depression come in different strengths and sizes.