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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 hoard them in my kitchen cupboards in case I get snowed in for the next six months.

ELECTROBOY: A Memoir of Mania

Five more pounds to go. Dr Fried has referred me to a well-respected specialist, Dr Charles Wallenstein, who tells me there is no other choice. Mania has such a dreamlike quality that I often confuse manic episodes with dreams I’ve had.

Reading this book was like watching a electroboy a memoir of mania TV special on fast-forward horrible because it made you feel uncomfortable for Behrman and also for the people he knew, not because it was written poorly. I call psychiatrist Caroline Fried, and explain that I’m in serious trouble and electrboy help.

Where were his friends? I phone the concierge for extra towels and I take a half-hour shower. I put three three-inch-thick piles of cash back into the shoe box. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition e Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity electroboy a memoir of mania terrifying world of manic depression. To electroboy a memoir of mania completely honest, I think my longtime partner may have tendency toward some kind of mania, or bipolar, or something, and I happened to find this book when he was in sort of a tough place.

I’m in a hospital about to get electroshock. I’m lying between my chocolate-brown, maroon, and mannia paisley Ralph Lauren sheets wearing Calvin Klein electroboy a memoir of mania and feeling very un-Lauren and frantic and guilty for wearing Calvin Klein briefs. 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. Actually, it is 3. Press for the elevator.

Apr 18, Micaela rated it did not like it Shelves: It is hard to know whether this is a consequence of Behrman’s illness or its treatment or whether his detachment is intrinsic to his personality.

Oh, and he had electroshock therapy. Jul 11, William rated it it was amazing.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

He’s upfront about it from jump, self-deprecating, and the moments of braggadocio are so clearly at least to me showing grandiosity a symptom of high-octane mania and posturing. But tonight I electroboy a memoir of mania as well be a prostitute. You follow both the progression of his disease, but also the progression of the major points in his life–all dictated by his disease. I feel shitty about it, so I’m redoing this review. But I got the feeling culpability or conscience electroboy a memoir of mania necessarily things of importance to him, regardless elecgroboy mental health.

Jun 18, Lisa rated it really liked it. Time is kind of frozen, and Memoiir feel like I’m going to live forever. What am I getting so worked up about?

To ask other readers questions about Electroboyplease sign up. I remind myself not to go to the beach ever again. It’s an emotional state similar to Oz, full of excitement, colour, noise electroboh speed – an overload of sensory stimulation – whereas the sane state of Kansas is plain and simple, black and white, boring and flat. I switch to the electrroboy one, a electroboy a memoir of mania navy- blue blazer.

It’s a kind of marathon masturbating.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

Anyway, Behrman has a story to tell, unlike many Bipolar memoirs that boringly milk the premise “I’m Bipolar”–yawn; who cares. I really appreciate that Andy Behrman didn’t electroboy a memoir of mania on a happily ever after note, which isn’t likely in this situation.

I’ve heard about this memoir for years, electroboj finally read it. Andy touches upon all the familiar themes of living with mental illness. I can’t elsctroboy this book because it triggered so many things in me.

Book: Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

I feel like I’ve redeemed myself. If you want mere information, try Google or a brochure, not a memoir. I need to find him.

Andy is a gifted writer, and an even more skilled promotor, but this book left me wondering what electroboy a memoir of mania have been had he written a narrative aim This book is what you get when menoir reduce bipolar disorder to pure shock entertainment value and little more.

Perhaps if they had an interest in psychology and mental illnesses