I had a heightened sense of self-importance -- I felt larger than life, too creative, too smart. Skipping past high school and college -- I will, he doesn't -- brings us to New York, circa Behrman's descent is rapid, from trying to squeeze money from his friends' parents for a film he'll never make to cruising Times Square, the old Times Square, for transgressive kicks.
At the New York office of an Italian designer, he claims to have procured male prostitutes for the visiting Italian brass.
Before long he finds himself working at a gay strip club and contracting with customers for private sessions. Then his sister draws him into another kind of rough trade: publicity. She has a fledgling firm and together they go to work representing, among others, a drug-addicted diet doctor and Cornelia Guest.
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The partnership dissolves in a squalid furor of sibling rivalry: he physically assaults her; she leaks an item to Page Six that suggests he was stealing company money. Now we get to Kostabi. The descriptions of Kostabi World, the artist's headquarters, are vivid and funny. The staff is ''an assorted fun pack of people.
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Behrman's tireless energy and smarts are a hit. He's a P. Soon, he's dealing art as well as pitching, and jetting back from Tokyo with thousands of dollars in cash hidden in his shoes. But too much is never enough. His appetite for drugs and sex, in various combinations of gender and substance, is a bottomless pit. No amount of couch time or prescribed mood-altering cocktails slows his enthusiasm for cocaine, vodka and Diet Coke.
He's too messed up for them. She'll forge Kostabi's signature on the kind of paintings she's already producing and Behrman will sell them as originals, pocketing the money instead of just his percent commission.
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He is caught and thrown in a minimum-security prison in midtown Manhattan, where the chief inconvenience for Behrman seems to be that they only have Diet Pepsi. This inaugurates the self-awareness phase of the book. The last resort is electroshock therapy. You have to admire a guy who, strapped to the table and about to get volts shot through him, asks, ''Got an Amstel Light?taxationnewsinfo.com/how-to-put-location-on-a-cellphone-oppo-rx17.php
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Behrman's writing has a certain. Diary entries fly out of his head in long unbroken paragraphs. His stream of consciousness has the raw appeal of the unfiltered, unedited monologue. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately , especially if potentially libelous or harmful. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.
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