Prozac Diary

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Hamish Hamilton, 1999 - Fluoxetine - 203 pages
19 Reviews
In 1988, at age 26, Lauren Slater lived alone in a basement apartment in Cambridge, depressed, suicidal, unemployed. Ten years later, she is a psychologist running her own clinic, an award-winning writer, and happily married. The transformation in her life was brought about by Prozac. Prozac Diary is Lauren Slater's incisive account of a life restored to productivity, creativity, and love. When she wakes up one morning and finds that her demons no longer have a hold on her, Slater struggles with the strange state of being well after a lifetime of craziness. Yet this is no hymn to a miracle pharmaceutical. It is a frankly ambivalent quest for the truth of self behind an ongoing reliance on a drug. Slater also addresses Prozac's notorious "poop-out" effect and its devastating attack on her libido. This is the first memoir to reflect on long-term Prozac use, and reviewers agree that no one has written about Prozac with such beauty, honesty, and insight.

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User Review  - Mimi chiang - Goodreads

Lauren Slater has absolutely beautiful phrases and prose. I read her writing as an eager novice writer hoping to absorb some of her talent. That said, this memoir is a great resource for the many who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emmylee - Goodreads

This book is a well written memoir/study of the effects of Prozac on the whole individual. Lauren Slater gives us an intimate and professional insight that explores the physical, psychological ... Read full review

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