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’m walking up Madison Avenue. Writing some of these events had to be extremely tough, and the struggles with his illness had to be hard to offer bog to the public in his novel.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

I’ve slipped into the Land of Stiff Neck and Drool, a warm and sunny place. They stare at me as if I’ve just returned from Jupiter. Bipolars and anyone wishing to know more about the illness. Other days, a simple high from a shoplifting behgman for a toothbrush or a bottle of Tylenol is enough.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

I suppose people would say that somebody like Ann Romney is normal, but I would highly doubt that. Fast-paced and highly entertaining.

The other thing about this book is that it felt like things were missing. I phone the concierge for extra towels and I take a half-hour shower. May 15, Juli Kinrich rated it really liked ady.


Michael, a guy about my age, leans toward us and says, ‘Trust me, you won’t feel a thing. I’ve been producing fake paintings and selling them abroad.

He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: Throughout this recovery period, I despise manic-depression, but pretend to be its friend, so as not to set it off. I’m selling art faster than I ever boyy before, and I feel as if I have this magic power of attracting people to me.

And a bipolar is a person who never sleeps.

Behrman speaks openly about bipolar disorder, substance abuse, hypersexuality, the Electroboy movie, stigma and of course, his dream of being the first ‘omni-sexual male’ on Mars. I can’t rate this book because it triggered so many things in me.

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I’m sweating like crazy. Kennedy Airport, I guess. In Manhattan, even at 5am, it’s easy to find someone to talk to if you can’t sleep. It pains me to see such an exceptionally bright individual become consumed by sex and drug addiction.

I’m stealing from my own freezer. He stays up for days, answering classified ads and going to strangers’ homes to snort coke and have orgies. Anyway, Behrman has ekectro story to tell, unlike many Bipolar memoirs that boringly milk the premise “I’m Bipolar”–yawn; who cares.

Time is kind of frozen, and I feel like I’m going to live forever. I never imagined this illness would land me in a mental hospital. Probably because I’m so fucked up and exhausted. I switch to voy next one, a simple navy- blue blazer. The adventures in the porn and prostitution industries are kind of interesting as well, in that train-wreck kind of behrnan. Mar 07, Oriana rated it it was ok Shelves: I can’t give up this pleasure because it relieves so much of my pain.


And they came to the realization that this was something they had ignored. I’m quite opposed to labels such a gay, straight or bisexual, because I think they too neatly categorize people.

I sleep in behrrman, eat with it, have sex in it. Brain damage scares the shit out of me. I try on others, and now I’m totally confused and tell him zndy I have to think about it for a while. We’re flying near clouds that seem like they’re in arm’s reach. Electric current shoots through my brain for an instant, causing a grand-mal seizure for 20 seconds. Sometimes, after years of illness, life invites us on journeys of self-discovery.