Prozac Nation : Young and Depressed in America
by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Editor: Penguin Putnam Inc
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Full of promise, is how anyone would have described him Elizabeth Wurtzel, at the age of ten, a bright little girl who paints, writes stories, and he excels in every wayBy twelve she was cutting her legs in the bathroom girls and listening to scratchy recordings of the Velvet UndergroundThe college was marked by a series of breakdowns, suicide attempts, and hospitalizations in the front, she was finally given Prozac in combination with other psychoactive substances, which worked sporadically like Elizabeth’s mood swings and fall, as the lines of a sad balladThis harrowing and hilarious brief gives voice to the high incidence of depression — especially among America’s youth.”Prozac Nation” is a collective to cry out for help, a generational report status on today’s youth, who have come of age fully rooted in the culture of divorce, economic instability and AIDS”This private world of loony bins and weird people that I always felt busy and hid in,” wrote Elizabeth, “suddenly turned upside down so that it seemed like a big Prozac Nation, a big mess of uneasePerhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the Green White House it will not be for the right to abortion or gay liberation, but because we are all disappointed”Written with vengeance (Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, and Dorothy Parker, all united in one), Elizabeth Wurtzel not to go smoothly into that good nightShe wants medicine, she wants a family, and certainly, life is worth it.
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