Prozac Diary

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Random House, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
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Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this rich and beautifully written book, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy -- and to wake up one day and find yourself in the strange state of feeling well. And then to face the challenge of creating a whole new real life. "The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking", said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and Slater's remarkable gifts as a writer are present here in sentences that are elegant darts, hitting at the center of the deepest human feelings. Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life.

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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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User Review  - Rebeccah - Goodreads

Awesome memoir. Somewhat in the vein of Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation, it picks up where Prozac Nation left off, with the beginning of treatment through Prozac. Rather than focusing on depression ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
21
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About the author (1998)

Lauren Slater has a master's degree in psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate from Boston University. Her work was chosen for The Best American Essays of 1994 and 1997. She is the winner of the 1993 New Letters Literary Award in creative nonfiction and of the 1994 Missouri Review Award. She lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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