Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

by Andy Behrman
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Electroboy: A Memoir Of Mania 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A lot of people have criticized this book as being too sensationalistic and trashy. Others have labeled Behrman a self-promoter. These allegations may be partly correct, but one aspect of writing a good memoir is to entertain the reader a little. For example, I found the description of Behrman's art forgery interesting and consistent with manic behavior. I suppose the book is a little light on information about bipolar disorder, but perhaps describing bipolar disorder in detail wasn't really the intent- hardly anyone criticizes Kay Jamison for not providing more info about bipolar disorder in 'An Unquiet Mind'. In summary, Behrman has assembled a pretty good book in 'Electroboy' that anyone interested in bipolar disorder, or who likes entertaining narrative nonfiction, should read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The unbelievable roller-coaster ride that Andy called life is truly remarkable. His story is sad yet at the same time, absolutely hilarious. You will find this book impossible to put down. I have read it over and over and it makes me cry, smile and laugh out loud every time! You will find Andy to be very likable, even if his lifestyle shocks you! Wonderfully entertaining! One of the best memoirs ever! Truly amazing! Hard to believe it's a true story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first this book just seemed like a bunch of manic episodes, but when i finished the ride I actually felt like I was a close personal friend of Andy. I felt that since he told me all of his problems, urges, and desires that I was now part of his mania. I felt indifferent towards him as I read the book, but when I finished I felt sorry for him that he had to endure what he went through. I also think he will be remotely peaceful for the rest of his life. very good read
Guest More than 1 year ago
A graphic depiction of bipolar illness. A 'must read' for family members of people who suffer from this disorder. For those of us who ride this mental tidal wave, this book is an affirmation that no matter how bad it gets...you can reach the other side.