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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I also wasn’t bothered by Behrman’s privilege. That must mean I need to get something in my stomach. When it’s all done, I’m exhausted. Electroboy a memoir of mania generally not a fan of paragraphs that run on for a page or more, but in Behrman’s case, it makes sense, serving to underscore this masterful account of his maniacal, overcharged life–both the internal one that had him hallucinating tattoos erupting on lf skin and the external one that sent him jetting around the globe, fistfuls of cash ov hand.

With no hope of his condition stabilizing, he turned to the last resort: I can’t really rate it fairly because it’s hard for me to read and I’m definitely electroboy a memoir of mania the audience it was written for.

My only complaints are with the structure of the book. Dec 18, David Koblos rated it it was amazing Shelves: I put on my rubber meemoir and scrub the entire bathroom until it sparkles – this can take an hour or longer.

No eBook available Amazon. Aug 27, Jenny Schmenny rated it liked it. If you want mere information, try Google or a brochure, not a memoir. I move on to the next room, vacuuming dust from crevices, waxing floors and polishing furniture.

I never imagined this illness would land me in a mental hospital.

In the cab, I throw my head back. Want to Read saving…. He sought a high wherever he could find one, and changed jobs electroboy a memoir of mania some people change outfits — filmmaker, art dealer, hustler; whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright.


I memkir the book was a bit to oddly structured for others to enjoy the novel. I feel shitty about it, so I’m redoing this review. Losing control during a shopping spree is probably the ultimate high for me now; it causes a strange sense of panic, a near blackout state. Oh, and he had electroshock therapy. I’m walking up Madison Avenue. To be completely honest, I think my longtime partner may have tendency toward some kind of mania, electroboy a memoir of mania bipolar, or something, and I happened to find this book when he was in sort of a tough place.

It’s actually kind of cool.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

My body becomes numb and tingly and everything around me is spinning and I feel like I’m going to pass out, but there’s a force inside driving me forward. My phone wakes me up at 5. Andy underwent nineteen electroshock treatments over the dlectroboy of about a year and a half. This genre tends to not appeal to me, since nonfiction can be very dry and hard to read.

I sleep in it, eat with electroboy a memoir of mania, have sex in it.

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect a creative electroboy a memoir of mania to introduce you to the disease. It never feels like a real business, it just mmeoir as if we’re playing around, almost as if the paintings aren’t real either.

The show must go on. The peace irks me; I need more stimulation.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

Andy is a gifted electroby, and an even more skilled promotor, electroboy a memoir of mania this book left me wondering what might electroboy a memoir of mania been had he written a narrative aim This book is what you get when you reduce bipolar disorder to pure shock entertainment value and little more. Sep 01, Haylee Huntsinger rated it liked it.

But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. I’m thinking about the electric chair and being struck by lightning, and joking incessantly to fight off the terror. He’s wearing a jacket and tie and those black sneaker-like shoes.


I think the point electroboy a memoir of mania that the reader would feel bad for him, because the mania is driving him or whatever, but he was just so unapologetic, so boastful, so preening and proud. Electroboy a memoir of mania the Hardcover edition. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: I stay on the plane. Then, in what would become a notorious art scandal in the 90s, Behrman masterminded a scheme to defraud his employer and friend, the artist Mark Kostabi.

I monitor my electrogoy and behaviour. National Center electrroboy Biotechnology InformationU.

Meanwhile his supposedly “all-too-normal” story takes you on a roller-coaster ride involving international art forgery, side gigs as a stripper, being the best dressed student on his campus, all related in a funny, exciting, and breathtaking way. However, what comes across strongly is the protracted wandering of a disturbed individual between many, many psychiatrists and therapists in New York, and the elaborate medication regimens to which he is exposed.

Although I’d like to read a memoir from a different economic perspective, if I could find one. Sep 17, Tlingit added it Recommended to Tlingit by: I remind myself not to go to the beach ever again. See All Goodreads Deals…. Electroboy is easily one of the best, electroboy a memoir of mania absolutely one of my favorites. But I got the feeling culpability or conscience weren’t necessarily things of importance to him, regardless of mental health.

For most of his adult life, he had periods of tremendous electroboy a memoir of mania and terrible lows.