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A staggering book,
This review is from: Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania (Paperback)
`Electroboy' is the memoir of Andy Behrman: a PR man; an art fraudster; a habitual drug user; a man who is hyper-sexual and who has bi-polar disorder. The book follows him from his childhood through to adulthood and through misdiagnosis from seven psychiatrists. In his thirties, almost all drug combinations having failed, Behrman has electroconvulsive therapy (considered by most to be a last resort) and gradually begins to feel he is regaining some control.
This an incredible book, not least because it's written as if he is manic: darting from one thing to another, cramming in as many experiences and sensations as he can. At times, reading this book can be exhausting but it is an incredible story and at times extremely funny. If you're easily offended then it might not be one for you (there's plenty of detail about experiences with drugs and prostitutes in this book) but otherwise, it's highly recommended.