Runaway Mind Radio Show to Interview Andy Behrman, Author of “Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania”Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania has been translated into six foreign languages and is distributed worldwide in places as far away as Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

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— On March 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm PST Andy Behrman the author of “Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania,” published by Random House will be appearing as a guest on the Runaway Mind Show on Blog Talk Radio.As far as manic-depressive tales go, Andy Behrman’s story is typical. His illness went undiagnosed for a decade, a period of euphoric highs and desperate lows highlighted by $25,000 shopping sprees, impetuous trips to Tokyo, Paris and Milan, drug and alcohol binges, days without sleep, sex with strangers and jail time. After seeing 8 psychiatrists, Andy finally received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder on his 32d birthday. Over the next year and a half, he was treated unsuccessfully with more than 30 medications. Andy’s suburban New Jersey upbringing, achievements as a film major at Wesleyan and a thriving career in public relations wouldn’t help.


Runaway Mind: My Own Race with Bipolar Disorderpsychcentral.comRunaway Mind by Maggie Reese was a thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and educational book filled with firsthand accounts of what life can be like with bipolar disorder. –  September 9, 2011

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Maggie invites us into her life during this very trying time and gives the reader an intimate description, through diary entries and family recollections, of a mind spinning out of control into the world of manic depression. Mrs. Reese shares with the reader very personal details in an attempt to
offer “invaluable help to families (in) understand(ing) what their child is going through — and to provide the hope that there can be a future.”

Maggie was a cross-country star, on her way to tackle the running world in her first year of college. A beautiful young woman from a loving family with all of the promise of the future ahead of her, neither Maggie nor her family had any idea what challenges lay ahead of them. Although hard to pinpoint exactly, her changes seemed to begin with her transition into college life (in the book’s notes we are reminded that “stress can be a major trigger for anxiety and depression”) and the demise of her running career due to a major injury. We see what seems to be normal freshman jitters quickly turn into the battle of a lifetime.


Her Own Race With Bipolar Disorder — Author Maggie Reese Shares Her Harrowing Struggle With the Illness — Told Through Her Own Words and the Voices of Other Women in “Runaway Mind”

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It is a distressing reality that a number of people all over the world — with ages ranging from seventeen to twenty-two years old, who are supposed to be exploring their world, looking into new opportunities, and enjoying their independence — are instead suffering with bipolar disorder and other serious psychological illnesses. Thus, author Maggie Reese releases, through Xlibris, Runaway Mind so that people with bipolar disorder and anyone whose loved one is suffering from the same illness could have a very informative and eye-opening read. Sometimes just knowing that someone else has been there, fought the fight, and come out whole on the other side is all one needs to keep trying.

Runaway Mind relates the story of author Maggie Reese, detailing her journey with bipolar disorder. In this memoir, she reveals her battle with the illness during her young life. She shares her harrowing struggle with the illness through her own words along with the words of other women close to her — her mom, sister, best friend, and mother-in-law. Reese offers readers her personal experience with this disorder and how she and her family dealt with it — from symptoms to causes, to treatment and recovery.

The author’s race with bipolar disorder will serve as inspiration to others who are enduring the same malady. Through Runaway Mind, she sends out a message of faith, provides strength, and encourages positive outlook in order to survive the illness and to further enjoy life to the fullest. For more information on this book, log on to

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