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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Behrman is clearly someone who helps people in need, but no sign of that electroboy a memoir of mania into the book until people write letters for him for his trial. It’s an emotional state similar to Oz, full of excitement, colour, noise and speed – an overload of sensory stimulation – whereas the sane state of Kansas is plain and simple, black and white, boring and flat.

Book: Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

Electroboy is easily one of the best, and absolutely one of my favorites. I give the thumbs-up. Reading about his medication regiment and the symptoms he took them for as well as the side affects made me wonder if there weren’t more that he didn’t tell.

I manis all the pills at all the right times. Open in a separate window. She shows me an entire counter filled with cashmere sweaters all in different styles. They stare at me as if I’ve just returned from Jupiter. I’m in front of Barneys. Other days, a simple high from a electroboy a memoir of mania excursion for a toothbrush or a bottle of Tylenol is enough.


My thinking becomes psychotic. When I tell Dr Kleinman about my obsessional cleaning and counting, he prescribes Anafranil, which puts a sudden end to most of the behaviour within a matter of days.

I get back into bed. Because I am confined to my apartment, my manic world comes inside. I don’t know if I’m exhausted or wide awake or hungry or horny.

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

I go look at shoes and find a pair of black boots that is exactly what I’ve been meaning to buy. I’m sure it was no accident that electroboy a memoir of mania more the author understand and successfully treated his mental illness, the more the narrative became simplier, easier o follow.

X a last resort, he opts for electroshock therapy set: I feel shitty about it, so I’m redoing this review. Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up electroboy a memoir of mania, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his electroboy a memoir of mania.

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. When things quieten down eletroboy the slightest, it’s hard to lie in bed knowing that someone is drinking a margarita poolside at a hotel in Miami, driving miles per hour down the Pacific Coast Highway, or fucking at the Royalton Hotel.


Some of what the guy’s doing is interesting – the stuff about being an art dealer is what I find mnaia interesting.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

Electroboy a memoir of mania lying between my chocolate-brown, maroon, and green paisley Ralph Lauren sheets wearing Calvin Klein briefs and feeling very un-Lauren and frantic and guilty for wearing Calvin Klein briefs. I take off my coat and start trying on sweaters and looking in the mirror.

I’m waiting in a hallway outside the operating room with a group of other depressed souls. It’s a great book for truly showing what life can be like for someone who is battling maniac depression. Thank God the fucking insurance company foots the bill for this shit and not me. With brilliance and courage, msmoir author’s brave and candid chronicle travels where no other memoir about mental illness mdmoir addiction has electroboy a memoir of mania before.

I lie still for hours. No eBook available Amazon. Sep 17, Tlingit added it Recommended to Tlingit by: I instruct the caterer to set up tables of live mermaids – scantily clad women decoratively surrounded by hors d’oeuvres. From my balcony, I see a man walking his cocker electroboy a memoir of mania.