Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Read Prozac Nation Online Free - A harrowing story of breakdowns, suicide attempts, drug therapy, and an eventual journey back to living, this poignant and often hilarious book gives voice to the high incidence of depression among America's youth. A collective cry for help from a generation who have come of age entrenched in the culture of divorce, economic instability, and AIDS, here is the intensely personal story of a young girl full of promise, whose mood swings have risen and fallen like the lines of a sad ballad.



Title : Prozac Nation
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ISBN : 1573225126
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Reviews


tee rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2011

Haha, so many people hate her for being so self-absorbed and whiney and I agree, she is - but I love her for it. I think it's honest; it's a fair depiction of what a lot of people feel when they're depressed and I thought it was powerfully written. Maybe I need to read it again now that I'm older...


Ana rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

But the rain was ominous. No denying it. It was the rain that Dylan sings about in “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” Where black is the color and none is the number and all that. This book left me- for lack of a better word- confused. Even though this was my second time rereading Prozac Nation, I'...


Anna rated it ★★★☆☆

July 27, 2007

I love how people somehow think depression is about being privilegied or not. It's a chemical imbalance, and it happens regardless of money, status or skills. It's not like having the blues which you can shop your way out of!


Friend the Girl rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 02, 2007

I'm beginning to really hate memoirs, especially the current memoir craze, where everybody has a "tragic, heartwarming story" about being abused or abusing themselves and how they got over it. Honestly, to really get over something is to not write a fictionalized book about it, publish it, promot...


Tamarasoo rated it ★★★☆☆

March 23, 2008

“Homesickness is just a state of mind for me. I’m always missing someone or someplace or something. I’m always trying to get back to some kind of imaginary somewhere. My life has been one long longing.” Elizabeth Wurtzel So I’m reading Prozac Nation right now, and the first thing that has become e...


stephanie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 22, 2016

this was the first book i read when i was given the diagnosis of "depression" and i immediately thought, "i am so not depressed!" the book is full of self-loathing and self-indulgence. elizabeth wurtzel is full of herself and attention getting. (and she blames the fact that everyone is depressed...


Caitlin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 08, 2012

If you are someone who struggles with the isolating and depleting pain of depression then this book will be one that you read with great empathy. You will find yourself identifying with certain passages, certain experiences, that the author describes. Wurtzel was raised by a single mother and bas...


Tony rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2017

I loved his book. Wurtzel does a brilliant job detailing the devastating depression she goes through. In the closing, she said one of the hard things was justifying why she had to write this book, when there are so many other serious problems out there. But depression is one of them...it is a huge...


April (Aprilius Maximus) rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2016

This book is just so important and powerful in showing what it's really like living with depression. Truly raw and brutal, but so insightful and beautiful. Trigger warning for anyone with depression, suicidal thoughts or self harm or any mental disorder should know that this book is definitely br...


Chris rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2007

This is the first book I ever read. Never read a book in elementary, middle, or high school, but I did read alot of cliffs notes and I saw 'Lord of the Flies' on vhs. VHS! God, I'm getting old. Anyway... I remember buying this book without anyones recomemdation or reading reviews. I became enthra...





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