"His memoir of psychosis is the latest most hyperkinetic book in a robust
genre. The descriptions of Kostabi World, the artist's headquarters, are vivid
and funny. Behrman's writing has a certain manic energy. Diary entries fly out
of his head in long unbroken paragraphs. His stream of consciousness has the raw
appeal of the unfiltered, unedited monologue."
~ The New York Times Book Review
"He's very insightful and very funny. It's really a beautiful book."
~ Rosie O'Donnell
"Put sex, drugs, art forgeries, and manic depression into a blender, run
it at top speed for ten minutes, and out pops ELECTROBOY, Andy Behrman's high-octane
"Next to ELECTROBOY, the books Bright Lights, Big City and American Psycho
come off as pallid fairy tales."
~ Jay Blotcher, Advocate Magazine
"The compulsively readable ELECTROBOY by manic depressive Andy Behrman,
is the genre's version of an action thriller. You can almost hear
the frantic, thunderous scrape of his pen as he devours experiences
~ Aaron Gell, W Magazine
"ELECTROBOY is a highly entertaining story with an oddly compulsive quality
that captures the manic's frenetic energy and euphoric highs
~ Esquire Magazine
"ELECTROBOY is worth plugging into for an entertaining, 'glad I'm not
that guy' jolt."
~ Maxim Magazine
"ELECTROBOY is every bit exhibitionistic as the author himself; a candid
story of the tortures of mental illness by a writer who illustrates with absolute
clarity a world in which nothing is clear."
~ Barnes & Noble Review
"What a wild, mind-ripping, hellacious, and hysterical ride! Like some
cranked-up, amoral Horatio Alger trapped in the dark funhouse of his own brain,
Andy Behrman is the stuff demented legends are made of. ELECTROBOY is a brilliant,
riveting instant classic of the American Dream run amok."
~ Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight
"ELECTROBOY is as surreal as life can get, proving that truth is stranger
than fiction. Andy Behrman's nightmare anecdotes are addicting."
~ Eric Bogosian, author of Mall
"Pull down the safety bar, because Electroboy, like the manic depression
it limns, is a roller-coaster ride of white-knuckled highs and lows. Courageous
and dazzling - - a heartbreaking journey into the mind untamed."
~ Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of "Shutterbabe"
"People in the circles in which Andy Behrman travelled knew him as a gifted
and totally unscrupulous huckster - - someone capable of almost anything but honesty.
What's most extraordinary about this book, however, is its candor. Without ever
sounding self-serving or apologetic, Behrman tells the story of a man utterly
at the mercy of his impulses. It's sometimes funny, sometimes horrifying, always
~ John Taylor, author of "Falling"
"This stark and unsettling memoir mimics the patterns of the manic mind.
An astonishing story of uncontrolled desire told by one of the most endearing
madmen you'll ever encounter."
~ Katie Roiphe, author of "Still She Haunts Me"