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Electroboy: The Andy Behrman Story

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Bipolar disorder is about buying a dozen bottles of Heinz ketchup and all eight bottles of Windex in stock at the Food Emporium on Broadway at 4:00 a.m., flying from Zurich to the Bahamas and back to Zurich in three days to balance the hot and cold weather (my sweet and sour theory of bipolar disorder), carrying $20,000 in $100 bills in your shoes into the country on your way back from Tokyo, and picking out the person sitting six seats away at the bar to have sex with only because he or she happens to be sitting there.

As I read the above excerpt from Andy Behrman's tantalizing book Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania, I was immediately reminded of another similarly thrilling story . . . Frank Abagnale Jr's Catch Me If You Can book.  And like Abagnal, there is talk that Berhman's book is also in line to become a major motion picture.

Joining me to talk about his incredible journey and how it led him to where he is today is none other than Andy Berhman.