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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Now I’m totally naked and relieved. I definitely recommend this to anyone interested in bipolar disorder. But I am elated.

He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: Readers of Andy Behrman’s memoir may ask themselves which of these syndromes are being described. His fast-lane behavior included a brief stint with prostitution and other promiscuous sexual activity–risky in the s–as well as incessant use of cocaine, experience with sleeplessness, and wild overspending on extravagant items.

This last offense gives the text its exhibitionistic, gossip-column style, which muffles the obviously tortuous aspects of the author’s bouts with manic euphoria and paralytic depression.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I can’t rate this book because it triggered so many things in me. A Memoir of Moods and Madness. It takes real guts to hang your sins and shortcomings out on the I’m generally not a fan of paragraphs that run on for a page or more, but in Behrman’s case, it makes sense, serving to underscore this masterful account of elfctroboy maniacal, overcharged life–both the internal one that had him hallucinating tattoos erupting on his skin and the external one that sent him jetting around the globe, fistfuls of cash in hand.


It runs in families and is inherited in many cases, although so far no specific genetic defect associated with the disease has been found. The other thi I can’t rate this book because it triggered so many things in me.

He resists no impulse of any sort.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

Her nanny takes the child to another room, and we talk about a program of wellness. Don’t you just switch on the automatic pilot? This is a weird book. Amazing how Andy survived.

Sep 01, Haylee Huntsinger rated it liked it. For a brief moment, I’m confused as to where I am. It was interesting enough to get through and electrobog had many colorful moments.

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I’d buy it in a heartbeat! I take two Prozac, two more Klonopin, one lithium and one Anafranil. I could do a much better job flying this jet plane than our pilot. I’m hoping I can be put on a programme of medication that will stabilise the manic-depression.


He hurts all the people around him, with varying degrees of intent and satisfaction. Open Munich bank account 8. His childhood touched my heart as it mirrors my own. This book was hard for me to read as Maniaa also have manic depression.

HarperCollins, is an informative, and even amusing, account of her electroshock treatments for depression. In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Electroboy, Behrman provides an electrifying look inside the mind of a manic-depressive. Reading about his medication regiment and the symptoms he took them for as well as the side affects made me wonder if there weren’t more that he didn’t tell.

It’s sort of like a long list of zany and irresponsible stuff that happened. And lots of prescibed psychoactive drugs. I c A memoir by one of those 80’s yuppie schmucks.