Prozac nation: young and depressed in America

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Houghton Mifflin, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
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Darkness Visible meets Generation X in this harrowing and hilarious memoir of depression and the overmedication of America. Writing with a vengeance (Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, and Dorothy Parker rolled into one), award-winning jounralist Wurtzel wants off Prozac, she wants a family, and--most definitely--she wants a life.

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From her first attempted suicide as a 12 year old, Wurtzel records her life as an intellectually gifted but emotionally deprived young woman struggling with clinical depression. She describes her ... Read full review


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o Full of Promise
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About the author (1994)

Elizabeth Wurtzel is the bestselling author of Prozac Nation and Bitch. After graduating from Harvard College, she was the popular music critic for The New Yorker and New York magazine. Her articles have also appeared in Glamour, Mademoiselle, Mirabella, Seventeen, and the Oxford American. She lives in New York City.

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