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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A memoir by one of those 80’s yuppie schmucks. He is working on a sequel to Electroboyas well as a self-help book. I hold my mother’s hand. He leaves big holes in his “timeline,” which normally w Andy Behrman brilliantly captures the mania part of his bipolar life.

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It’s mostly a trendy downtown crowd, models and artists mixed in with ‘new’ collectors – yuppies, stockbrokers, investment bankers and lawyers rushing to invest their recent bonus cheques in the most talked-about art.

Nobody talks about him very much, but he was an attorney who kept very odd hours. Sometimes, after years of illness, life invites us on journeys of self-discovery. Even though the guy is doing some really high-stakes and sometimes outrageous stuff and staying up for days at a time, the events are told in a sort of monotone, and the excitement of what’s going on isn’t really captured at all.

The novel wa Actually, it is 3. Five more pounds to go. I get into bed and try jerking off to a video, but that doesn’t work either. Refresh and try again. The issue of my bipolar disorder never came up at my trial, which was in That was 11 years ago and I had never heard of bipolar disorder.


Dispatches from the Edge of Insanity website is here. I’m sweating like crazy. When I leave my apartment I check three or four times to be sure I’ve locked my door.

That’s little more than 22 pills a day. I instruct the caterer to set up tables of live mermaids – scantily clad women decoratively surrounded by hors d’oeuvres. This one is afflicted with manic depression, emphasis on the manic part, so the more interesting parts of the book deal with his crazy, obsessive, reckless, scamming, over-sexed, money-burning frenzies.

Without a doubt, my bipolar disorder has exposed me to and made me less judgemental of sexuality – – my own and that of other people. This article has multiple issues. This is a much easier read than Madness: I elctro it back under the bed.

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A woman in her late 60s tells me that this is her 15th electroshock treatment in four months. I hope he comes out with another book in a few years that’s a memoir behrkan Andy Behrman, not just mania. It takes real guts to hang your sins and shortcomings out on the line for all to see. More of a memoir of life in NYC than a memoir of manic-depression really.

I have orchestrated the entire event, from invitations to cocktail napkins, and the morning of the opening is a busy one for me – hanging paintings, setting up the physical space, dealing with the lighting and the music. It’s as if we’re printing our own electgo. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition e.


Because I am confined to my apartment, my manic world comes inside.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

For most of his adult life, he had periods of tremendous highs and terrible lows. I also wasn’t bothered by Behrman’s privilege.

I checked out his website and he’s now offering services advising other bipolar people. Could it be as relaxing as a massage?

Perhaps I would have been an astronaut or an Olympic diver. There’s some strange stuff in there, some parts about Andy’s sexual life–his bipolar abdy strange sexual life–but I think all in all it’s a book that wouldn’t get your mother too worried about you. The book, while raunchy and likely to be distasteful to some readers, is often funny and always honest. They are largely dormant but still existent when I’m manic. I walk off the plane with my carry-on bag and canvases and wait for my luggage at the baggage claim.

I recognize much of the storytelling as the ways I tell my story to my therapist. Here are some things Andy does. Andy underwent nineteen electroshock treatments over the course of about a year and a half.