I stash my to-do list (bleach bathtub, toilet and sink; make Holocaust documentary; start tofu/tuna diet; work out five days/week; open Munich bank account; bring $2,700 to Dr Kleinman; pick up lithium and Prozac; tanning salon; visit Auschwitz; book trip with Dad to Galapagos; write novel and screenplay; read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People ; buy a dog_) in my pocket and buy a Kamikaze for each of us and a round of drinks for a group of faceless people across the bar, speaking what sounds like a Slavic language.

 

 

 
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Andy Behrman is the author of “Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania,” published by Random House. His book has been translated into eleven languages. He is a mental health advocate and speaker who promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention, speaking to college audiences, mental health care professionals and local and national mental health support groups. His writing has appeared in “The New York Times Magazine,” “New York Magazine” and he is a frequent contributor toabout.com/bipolar. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, NPR Radio and on the cover of Bipolar Magazine. He was interviewed by Stephen Fry for his documentary, “Secret Life of a Manic Depressive” which aired on the BBC and he will appear in a documentary called “In His Own Mind,” a film which traces his illness over a period of decade directed and produced by Brian Cresto. ” He maintains a website athttp://www.electroboy.com and can be found on Twitter @electroboyusa  Andy lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters who are five and seven and never dramed he would attend a Parent Association Meeting.