More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 7, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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Elizabeth Wurtzel published her memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, to astonishing literary acclaim. A cultural phenomenon by age twenty-six, she had fame, money, respecteverything she had always wanted except that one, true thing: happiness.
For all of her professional success, Wurtzel felt like a failure. She had lost friends and lovers, every magazine job she'd held, and way too much weight. She couldn't write, and her second book was past due. But when her doctor prescribed Ritalin to help her focus-and boost the effects of her antidepressants -- Wurtzel was spared. The Ritalin worked. And worked. The pills became her sugar...the sweetness in the days that have none. Soon she began grinding up the Ritalin and snorting it. Then came the cocaine, then more Ritalin, then more cocaine. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more...
More, Now, Again is the brutally honest, often painful account of Wurtzel's descent into drug addiction. It is also a love story: How Wurtzel managed to break free of her relationship with Ritalin and learned to love life, and herself, is at the heart of this ultimately uplifting memoir that no reader will soon forget.
 

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User Review  - diananagy - LibraryThing

I am a recovering addict so this book really hit home for me although her experience was very different then mine, they are all similar in some way and all touch us somehow. It was a great book that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - omnia_mutantur - LibraryThing

certainly, a depressing book. more so than Prozac Nation, but different enough that maybe it can't be quantified. maybe it's because she's older, maybe because it's more about treatment than survival ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth Wurtzel is the author of the bestselling books Prozac Nation and Bitch and a Harvard graduate whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, New York, The Guardian, and The Oxford American. She lives in New York City.

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