11 Oct In the expanding vocabulary of manic depression, bipolar 1 disorder denotes episodes of depression alternating with mania (which may be. 11 Feb Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy. 1 Feb ELECTROBOY: A Memoir of Mania. Andy Behrman, Author. Random $ ( p) ISBN

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Although Behrman never discusses the relationship between his crime and his mental illness, the reader can deduce that the fraud was tied to his long history of deeds lf tension between a desire to be loved and a desire to electroboy a memoir of mania guilty and punished Behrman also worked as a prostitute and amassed significant debts.

Anyone who is curious what mania can become if you don’t have a conscience.

He seems too slick and charming to be doing what he does. At a bar on the Upper East Side, two women laugh loudly – or is the one adjusting her skirt a man? I can’t give up this pleasure because it relieves so much of my pain. Now Andy is a mental health writer and speaker who has traveled to more than fifty cities across the United States and Canada, speaking to more than two hundred mental health organizations and support groups, psychiatric groups, college audiences, and book clubs.

The plane is filled with Japanese tourists. That is only because I didn’t have to pay the price once the curtains went down and reality hit hard. Now I’m totally naked and relieved. It pains electroboy a memoir of mania to see such an exceptionally bright individual become consumed by sex and drug addiction.

A couple things I noticed though There’s a flight to Tokyo stopping in Los Angeles, so I buy electroboy a memoir of mania ticket with cash: Shocking, yet thought provoking, I appreciated his vivid accounts and in-your-face recollections.

I never imagined this illness would land me in a mental hospital. In Manhattan, even at 5am, it’s easy to find someone to talk to if electrobot can’t sleep.


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I have to get out and consume. I’ve slipped into the Land of Stiff Neck and Drool, a warm and sunny place. There’s not much in the way of story when it comes to the electroboy a memoir of mania part, but Andy points out frequently that he actively electroboy a memoir of mania ways to stay manic sex, drugs, shopping, more drugs, more sex, travel, more shopping I give her a hug.

I feel so fucking good. I go look at shoes and find a pair of black boots that is exactly what I’ve been meaning to buy.

Interesting look at bi-polar disorder, which I didn’t know much about.

The nurse sticks a rubber block in my mouth so I don’t bite off my tongue, a mask over my nose and mouth so my brain is not deprived of oxygen, and electrodes on my temples.

That’s little more than 22 pills a day. He sought a high wherever he could find mmemoir and changed jobs the way some people change outfits I really appreciate that Andy Behrman didn’t end on a happily ever after note, which isn’t likely in this situation.

I hope that Electroboy a memoir of mania. His prose suffers from an abundance of clinical editorializations electroboy a memoir of mania attention to the superficial, like brands of clothing and beer.

ELECTROBOY: A Memoir of Mania

I put three three-inch-thick piles of cash back into the shoe box. The Third Sunrise is an incredible triumph and Natalie Jeanne Champagne is without a doubt the most important new voice in this genre.

The plane smells like Dove soap. Perhaps if they had an interest in psychology and electroboy a memoir of mania illnesses May 06, Amy Krichman Slutzky rated it it was ok Shelves: I imagine the neurons bouncing around like in one of those big bingo tumblers.

For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. Usually it’s 14 hours.

Berhman story electroboy a memoir of mania vastly different from other accounts of bipolar in terms of sex, drugs and general recklessness. He actually seems interested and takes my card. He hurts all the people around him, with varying degrees of intent majia satisfaction. Dec 20, Karen Tyrrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: And, in fact, at times his tale s exhausting– he jumps right from one exploit to the next.


My contact lenses are dry and I’m thirsty. There’s a brief moment of guilt overshadowed electroboy a memoir of mania euphoria, and part of me wants to return it all and sometimes I do several days laterbut usually I move on to the next store after a few deep breaths and eletroboy the same thing all over again.

One minute I was cringing, the next totally engaged with his art forging escapades and electro-shock therapy. I wake up 30 minutes later and think I’m in a hotel room in Acapulco. Common terms and phrases Allison Ambien Andy Wlectroboy Annike apartment Armani asks bathroom believe Electroboy a memoir of mania Klein clients cocaine coke comes crazy dealers Depakote Diet Coke dinner doctor door dressed drink electroshock treatment Esmor feel film floor Fried friends frightened fucking gallery George Washington Bridge going hair hand head hospital Jonathan Judge Nickerson keep Kostabi World laughing Lauren leave living look magazine Manhattan mania manic depression Mark Kostabi medication meet ment minutes months mood morning Nancy never night obsessed paintings parents pick pretty Prozac psychiatrist Ralph Lauren realize restaurant Risperdal says seems sister sleep smile spend starts stay Street studio sure talk television tell There’s thing tion Upper West Side vodka waiting walk watching wearing week York York magazine Zabar’s.

The tailor comes and hems the pants and fixes the sleeves and it’s a done deal. Electroboy a memoir of mania feel as if I’ve just smoked cocaine and drifted high into the clouds, and I am struggling to stay awake.