Amy Biancolli – Short Bio

Figuring Shit Out: Amy Biancolli’s third book, Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival (2014, Behler Publications), is a memoir of the year following her husband’s suicide. A former film critic for the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Newspapers, she’s currently an arts reporter and columnist for the Albany Times Union. She blogs at


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.