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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He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: Once I found myself in St. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.

Andy Behrman

After my third treatment, I wonder what the inside of my head looks like, if the ECT has actually changed the shape of my brain – really shaken up the neurons the way the doctors have told me it does. His morality is dubious and extremely fluid. In the second part, wild cycles from elation to despair fill the pages. Still I’m glad I read it.

Throughout the saga, he seems to have unlimited funds, even when living on disability benefits, so clearly he has more resources than the average patient. I walk back into the kitchen, take an Amstel Light from the refrigerator, and swallow three blue Klonopin and two plain white Ambien to try to knock myself out.

A few weeks after my 28th birthday, I realise that something is not functioning properly, and I’m convinced I should go for a CAT scan. Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression.


These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. He entered into a forgery deal, but he was caught and convicted. May mnia, Amy Krichman Slutzky rated it it was ok Shelves: One day Canadian Melvin Toews got out of bed, dressed, and headed out the door.

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It’s a well paced, and we This is great. I miss the planes, trips, money, dinners, alcohol, drugs, electrpboy sex. I’m not worried what the doorman thinks. At last I decide that it’s perfectly okay to mix and match.

It is sort of a diary of events, without much insight into the mind of a bi-polar. Everything moves in slow motion. We’re picking up speed. I mix alcohol and about 10 Ambien and Klonopin to relax – not the safest combination – fill the bathtub with hot water and fantasise about killing myself by floating beneath the surface – hoping that I’ll be too drowsy to resist drowning.

This last offense gives the text its electrobky, gossip-column style, which muffles the obviously tortuous aspects of the author’s bouts with manic euphoria and paralytic depression.


Electroboy : a memoir of mania

The ability of antidepressants to destabilise bipolar disorder is implicit throughout the book. Allison appears to be perfectly comfortable electrooboy around naked, aware of both men and women looking at her as she walks on the beach electriboy just lies in the sand.

However, certain names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals whose paths crossed mine at a time in their lives from which they have since moved on. Get to Know Mrmoir. I feel as if I’ve just smoked cocaine and drifted high into the clouds, and I am struggling to stay awake. Manic depression for me is like having the most perfect prescription eyeglasses with which to see the world.


I want to go to Machu Picchu, Madagascar, Manitoba.

Great book and great quality and highly recommend buying from here!! I bought and read Andy’s book later mostly out of appreciation for his help, manja the reviews had not been great. You follow both the progression of his disease, but also the progression of the major points in ov life–all dictated by his disease. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Behrman’s tale of an out-of-control life of art forgery, sexual promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse, and eventual incarceration is told in a straightforward and forthright fashion, if a bit repetitiously.

I lie still for hours. I get back into bed.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

I’m hoping I can be put on a electrobiy of medication that will stabilise the manic-depression. Why was no one paying attention to this volatile, self-destructive person?

I set everything in its proper place.

This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night. Andy Behrman comes across as a spoiled rich kid from the get.