Drugs, felony charges, even jail couldn’t stop him Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman. Andy Behrman wrote Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania while convalescing from four months of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) that effectively. This is a two-part series where I explore the inner-world of Electroboy, Andy Behrman. Mr. Behrman speaks openly about bipolar disorder.

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I think they were also concerned for themselves. I’m ashamed and frightened that the manic depression is growing wildly out of wlectro. Dispatches from the Edge of Insanity website is here. In the cab, I throw my head back.

He makes and drops friends at a, well, manic pace, just as quickly as he meets and discards therapists and medications. I don’t think his illness completely explains his self indulgence and he behrmann in PR and honestly I feel it, the way the book is written feels like it’s been crafted a bit for a marketing effort.

After my first electric shock treatment, I felt like everything had been recalibrated, my thinking was a lot clearer. He still thinks Prozac is working well for me, although I tell him the combination of the two medications is making me feel behr,an if I’m moving faster and faster.

The Shocking Tale of Andy Behrman

He runs and works at various PR agencies—very successfully, in fact—launching and enhancing the careers of a while slew of awful people. He leaves big holes in his “timeline,” which normally w Andy Behrman brilliantly captures the mania part of his bipolar life. I’m scared that it’s going to get light out soon, so I leave these people and journey back to the Upper West Wide.

Andy was misdiagnosed by more than eight doctors and even when he was finally diagnosed with this chronic illness, he was treated unsuccessfully with any regimen of medication.

Jan 05, Sprin rated it really liked it. It’s sort of like a long list of zany and irresponsible stuff that happened. Usually it’s 14 hours.


And for the first time the golden boy didn’t have a ready The people that murder, rape bou anything like it, comes from just evil. Is there anything that you have done while manic that you wish you could take back? The energy is so powerful that I feel as if I could show up at a hospital operating room and perform arthroscopic surgery successfully and nobody would even notice that I had absolutely no training at all.

He actually seems interested and takes my card. In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Electroboy, Behrman provides an electrifying look inside the mind of a manic-depressive.

It’s like a modern American Gigolo with a strange de Andy Behrman hasn’t quite written a memoir of bipolar disorder as much as a retelling almost a reliving of his dissipated life. There’s an entire network of actors, writers, bartenders, prostitutes and drug dealers hanging out in after-hours bars and clubs across the city, eelctro for the transition from vodka and cocaine to orange juice, pancakes and eggs.

I throw on a pair of jeans no briefs and a black cashmere bog sweater. Later, I’m stretched out in bed, and my parents and sister pull their chairs up alongside me.

Most interestingly, he doesn’t even realize that something is not quite right with him, until the very end of behrmsn book. Michael, a guy about my behrmman, leans toward us and says, ‘Trust me, you won’t feel a thing. The tailor comes and hems the pants and fixes the sleeves and it’s a done deal.

It does bring home beautifully how ‘useful’ manic episode can be to some people and how they can learn to use them to their advantage, but also how put of control the whole thing can get. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect a creative memoir to introduce you to the disease. Writing some of these events had to be extremely tough, and the struggles with his illness had to be hard to offer up to the public in his novel.

It’s a disease I share, so this book definitely has an extra appeal to me and other sufferers behtman mental illness. I put it back under the bed. On my way to the bathroom, I notice a byo Madonna look-alikes with bleached blonde hair sitting in economy. Why was no one paying attention to this volatile, self-destructive person?


I give him a slight nod. To ask other readers questions about Electroboyplease sign up. It’s a well paced, and we This is great.

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The other thi I can’t rate this book because it triggered so many things in me. As refreshing as a facial? Now I’m totally naked and relieved. I open the window and let the breeze blow on my face as we cross the park. Just see him as a moving target and feel the urge. When it’s all done, I’m exhausted. Electroboy is about living life at breakneck speed.

Even at book readings, I never read from the book, I just start talking. But If I had written about winning a battle with cancer, I never would have been criticized for writing the gory details of battling with cancer.

Is it a dream? He admits several times in his memoir that he often felt it was his job to entertain those around him, especially with tales of his antics and exploits. He leaves big holes in his “timeline,” which normally would bother me. Jun 30, Michael Fischer rated it really liked it. I hoard them in my kitchen cupboards in case I get snowed in for the next six months. There is an odd silence, and Dr Fried looks at my parents.

Q and A with ‘Electroboy’ Andy Behrman. It’s a memoir of a person who runs as fast and far away from sanity and salvation as he possibly can, for a really long time. Even though the guy is doing some really high-stakes and sometimes outrageous stuff and staying up for days at a time, the events are told in a sort of monotone, and the excitement of what’s going on isn’t really captured at all.