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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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We’re flying at 35, feet, and the sun beats down on me through the window. I work with it. Granted, the author spends an inordinate number of pages referring to sex, and his masturbatory habits, alone or in company, but presumably even reviewers tire of this.

It’s a well paced, and well organized chronicle of a peaking disorder. 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. I’ve done it tens of times before, but this time I feel strange.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

I envy his playboy type lifestyle. I have to get out and consume. It feels as though someone is pouring cement into my skull. Jul 17, Tammy Wooding marked it as books-i-have. She asks me about the skateboard with a skull and crossbones dangling from elcetroboy left earlobe. Will I ever sleep again? That’s a genetic thing.

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Yes, mqnia done it. Always emphathising with Andy Behrman the person, praying that he would somehow Recover and lead a normal life. Finally, he appears from behind one of those mystery curtains that leads to nowhere, recognises me and smiles. It’s about blips and burps of madness, moments of absolute delusion, bliss and irrational and dangerous choices made in order to heighten pleasure and excitement and to ensure a sense of control.

She shows me an entire counter filled with cashmere sweaters all in different styles. I look in the mirror.

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It’s a disease I share, so this book definitely has an extra appeal to me and other sufferers of mental illness. But, in this case, I found it somehow apt. I walk off the plane with my carry-on bag and canvases and wait for my luggage at the baggage claim.

It’s a nice smell. Hence they so predominate the book. Scenes from the life of an obsessive-compulsive. Get Lara’s psychiatrist’s phone He’s upfront about it from jump, self-deprecating, and the moments of braggadocio are so clearly at least to me showing grandiosity a symptom of high-octane mania and posturing.

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He resists no impulse of any sort.

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Electroboy, Behrman provides an electrifying look inside the maniq of a manic-depressive. I’m not worried what the doorman thinks. Nov 10, Ryan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

I spend the next two days in the gallery obsessing over the possible choices. For a book about mania, it expresses little emotion. I’ve got to get out of my apartment and go somewhere. See all customer images.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania: Andy Behrman: : Books

All I can do is smile and laugh. Andy Behrman brilliantly captures the mania part of his bipolar life. I feel like I should wear a matching black cashmere mask over my face. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I’m stealing from my own freezer. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible price: I checked out his website and he’s now offering services advising other bipolar people.