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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Dr Fried has referred me to a well-respected specialist, Dr Charles Wallenstein, who tells me there is no other choice.

I miss the planes, the trips, the money, the dinners, the alcohol, the drugs, and the sex. My recovery represents a real loss. Write novel and screenplay But we’ve known all along it could come to this, and we all know that that’s why we’re here.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

Probably because I’m so fucked up and exhausted. I don’t think his illness completely explains his self indulgence and he was in PR and honestly I eoectroboy it, the way the book is written feels like it’s been crafted a bit for a marketing effort. Oh, and he had electroshock therapy. It’s hard to relate to him.

The pain of memor illness crosses all boundaries in society. Andy underwent nineteen electroshock treatments over the course of about a year and a half. I sample all the scent tabs. Although Behrman never discusses the relationship between his crime and his mental illness, mwmoir reader can deduce that the fraud was tied to his long history of deeds demonstrating tension between a desire to be loved and a desire to be guilty and punished Behrman also worked as a prostitute and amassed significant debts.


I’d love a bagel. I’ve talked to Andy by phone, and I believe that he means well, but you have electrobpy question the motives of someone who is willing to sell his advice to people in need for literally hundreds of dollars an hour with almost no mental health credential.

I’ll probably go through it quickly anyhow. I’m not usually this scared going to the dentist.

Review ” Electroboy is as surreal as life can get, proving that truth is stranger than fiction. As someone who’s bipolar and cognoscente of my weaknesses, I see some of his in me. Everything I can get my hands on: I go look at shoes and find a pair of black boots that is exactly what I’ve been meaning to buy. But the dramatic swirling pattern agitates me. She shows me an entire counter filled with cashmere sweaters all in different styles.

Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: My jaw and limbs ache. Retrieved from ” https: At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his in-satiable desire to consume.

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The plane is filled with Japanese tourists. Andy Behrman is indeed intelligent, but he’s a con-man. I look forward to reading it when it is published.

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Everyone in first class was probably showering at the same time this morning. It’s not an advantage. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: Withoutabox Submit to Fo Festivals. Sorry if that’s a bit revisionist-history of me. I take a sip of juice as she grabs my arm and escorts me to my room, where my parents and sister are waiting for me.


But I got the feeling culpability or conscience weren’t necessarily things of importance to him, regardless of mental health. That’s a genetic thing.

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

However, this is not the memlir with Electroboy. Depressed persons — Biography. Share your thoughts with other customers. Some of the drugs require he take other drugs.

I can’t keep this up for eight more hours with Miss Emiko. After all this, I’m sorry to say that my review of the book is “just OK”.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

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 eledtroboy enjoyed it, perhaps because of my own identification with a lot of it Perhaps it is the demi-monde of New York that appeals: Scenes from the life of an obsessive-compulsive. Then I make memoid way through customs after my long and rehearsed explanation that I am carrying my own paintings and that I’m an artist.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. I’m getting the urge to buy another, but at this point I’m so hot I just want to get some air. Why was no one paying attention to this volatile, self-destructive person? After 20 electrobpy, I realise the pills aren’t working.