Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania

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Andy Behrman was Superman. He slept three hours a day. He learned new languages in a week. He was a dealer, a hustler and an art forger who made millions. He flew from Geneva to Anguilla then back again to balance out the hot and cold. He gave strangers spontaneous gifts of thousands of dollars from the cash he kept in a refrigerator. Then he was arrested for art forgery, went to prison and soon after that found out he was mad. Following intensive bouts of electric shock therapy, he was cured. No longer Superman, but Electroboy. This is his story.

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"Behrman writes so vividly that his turbulent mood swings are brought to the page unnervingly intact…This true story is remarkable" -- The Times

"Behrman’s chronicle of his descent into madness reads like a kind of rake’s progress for the late 20th century" -- Esquire

"Electroboy is the story of a very modern lost soul" -- Sunday Telegraph

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"Electroboy is like a non-fiction version of American Psycho…His life is a metaphor for the ‘80s – everything is overblown and out of control. But Electroboy is also a sensitive account of manic depression – medication, analysis, an obsession with suicide and, finally, electric shock treatment. This fusion is pure genius." Dazed & Confused

"Andy Behrman’s Electroboy truly is an astonishing piece of writing…That it really happened to the author is, quite frankly, astounding, tragic and hilarious by turns…even sober and sane he is totally outrageous…He makes Elizabeth Wurtzel, America’s queen of drugs and depression, look like Mary Poppins" Sunday Express

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