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PROZAC NATION: Young and Depressed in America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A memoir of a depressed, heavily medicated young woman who identifies with Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and other tragic figures—and fantasizes about being profiled as a tragic suicide in New York magazine. Born in 1967, Wurtzel grew up in New York City, the precocious only child of divorced parents. At six, she wrote her first book. At the age of 11, she carved up her legs with razor blades in the ... Read full review

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I loved the tone of this book and the way Elizabeth Wurtzel writes is so compelling and easy to relate to. This book is at times funny and sad but always interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed Prozac Nation and would recommend it to anyone.

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User Review  - Jamee Zielke - Goodreads

Prozac Nation is a difficult read. It feels pretty close to going down the road of depression with the author. Well, probably more accurately, traveling the road her family and friends had to follow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stevie - Goodreads

'Depression is pure dullness, tedium straight up.' This novel was not an easy read. It was dense in its description of the tedium of depression. This however, isn't necessarily a criticism, as this is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Prozac Nation. I read this for the first time around the age of 15 - so, roughly 12 years ago, in the midst of my first burst of depression. I understand that the book is getting a lot of heat and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Veronica Harding - Goodreads

If I was aware how Prozac Nation was written before I read it, I probably wouldn't have read it. The book in it's entirety is depressing, although it does accurately portray depression for what it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joyce (JumbleofJargon) - Goodreads

This is an extremely slow read. Just saying...you've been warned. Prozac Nation is about a girl/woman (<- she ages throughout) who suffers from depression among with numerous other ailments, some she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne Martin - Goodreads

probably the most touching book about mental illness, if depression is a form of sickness. Another re-read after many years, and I was not disappointed by this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

I think I have a problem. Well, it's either one of two - one problem is that I seem to adore tales of deep mental and emotional anguish from a female's perspective (Yes, "The Bell Jar". It's perfect ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Morgan - Goodreads

I love reading but this would not be my typical choice. Amazing how authors can share things we do not experience ourselves. Beautiful and compelling. A great case for the wonder of chemical and human science. And harrowing too. Read full review

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