Prozac Diary (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
19 Reviews
The author of the acclaimed Welcome to My Country describes in this provocative and funny memoir the ups and downs of living on Prozac for ten years, and the strange adjustments she had to make to living "normal life."
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Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this rich and beautifully written memoir, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy--and then 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 life. Once inhibited, Slater becomes spontaneous. Once terrified of maintaining a job, she accepts a teaching position and††††††††††ultimately earns several degrees in psychology. Once lonely, she finds love with a man who adores her. Slater is wonderfully thoughtful and articulate about all of these changes, and also about the downside of taking Prozac:††such matters as††dependency, sexual dysfunction, and Prozac "poop-out."
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"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 like 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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There's some foreshadowing for a happy ending. - Goodreads
She puts into words and prose what I can only feel. - Goodreads
I would love to read more work by this writer. - Goodreads

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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

Contents

WHERE HE WAITS
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
MORNING
BLUE BABY
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
JOURNAL NOTES
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
STRONG WHITE BONES
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
THE THIRD PERSON
EUNUCHS
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
HALFLIFE
LETTER TO MY DOCTOR
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (2011)

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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