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Prozac Nation

Prozac Nation
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524145
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Elizabeth Wurtzel's New York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —New York Times "A book that became a cultural touchstone." —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Prozac Nation
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-04 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elizabeth Wurtzel's New York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —New York Times "A book that became a cultural touchstone." —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Prozac Nation
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04 - Publisher:
A memoir of sex, drugs, and depression indicts an overmedicated America as it chronicles the fortunes of a Harvard educated child of divorce who lived in the fast lane as a music critic, always fighting her chronic depression.
More, Now, Again
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more. A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, at the tender age of twenty-six. A worldwide success, a cultural phenomenon, the book opened doors to a rarefied world about which Elizabeth had only dared to dream during her middle-class upbringing in New York City. But no success could staunch her continuous battle with depression. The terrible truth was that nothing had changed the emptiness inside Elizabeth. Her relationships universally failed; she was fired from every magazine job she held. Indeed, the absence of fulfillment in the wake of success became yet another seemingly insurmountable hurdle. When her doctor prescribed Ritalin to boost the effects of her antidepression medication, Elizabeth jumped. And the Ritalin worked. And worked. And worked. Within weeks, she was grinding up the pills and snorting them for a greater effect. It reached the point where she couldn't go more
Prozac Nation
Language: un
Pages: 317
Authors: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Categories: Depressed persons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:
'Prozac Nation' gives voice to the high incidence of depression amongst young people who are fully entrenched in the culture of divorce, economic instability and AIDS.
Bitch
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-17 - Publisher: Anchor
From the author of the bestselling Prozac Nation comes one of the most entertaining feminist manifestos ever written. In five brilliant extended essays, she links the lives of women as demanding and disparate as Amy Fisher, Hillary Clinton, Margaux Hemingway, and Nicole Brown Simpson. Wurtzel gives voice to those women whose lives have been misunderstood, who have been dismissed for their beauty, their madness, their youth. Bitch is a brilliant tract on the history of manipulative female behavior. By looking at women who derive their power from their sexuality, Wurtzel offers a trenchant cultural critique of contemporary gender relations. Beginning with Delilah, the first woman to supposedly bring a great man down (latter-day Delilahs include Yoko Ono, Pam Smart, Bess Myerson), Wurtzel finds many biblical counterparts to the men and women in today's headlines. She finds in the story of Amy Fisher the tragic plight of all Lolitas, our thirst for their brief and intense flame. She connects Hemingway's tragic suicide to those of Sylvia Plath, Edie Sedgwick, and Marilyn Monroe, women whose beauty was an end, ultimately, in itself. Wurtzel, writing about the wife/mistress dichotomy, explains how some women are anointed as wife material, while others are relegated to
Listening to Prozac
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: Peter D. Kramer
Categories: Antidepressants
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
Antidepressant drugs and Depression, low self esteem, violence.
Prozac Nation
Language: un
Pages: 178
Authors: Peter D. Kramer
Categories: Alienation (Social psychology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:
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Let Them Eat Prozac
Language: en
Pages: 351
Authors: David Healy
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-01 - Publisher: NYU Press
Ground-breaking work on the dangers of anti-depressants and why the FDA continues to approve them. Lots of anecdotes, well-written, author will be on tour in the U.S. Good media lining up, very controversial author.
Prozac on the Couch
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Jonathan Michel Metzl
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-16 - Publisher: Duke University Press
Pills replaced the couch; neuroscience took the place of talk therapy; and as psychoanalysis faded from the scene, so did the castrating mothers and hysteric spinsters of Freudian theory. Or so the story goes. In Prozac on the Couch, psychiatrist Jonathan Michel Metzl boldly challenges recent psychiatric history, showing that there’s a lot of Dr. Freud encapsulated in late-twentieth-century psychotropic medications. Providing a cultural history of treatments for depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses through a look at the professional and popular reception of three “wonder drugs”—Miltown, Valium, and Prozac—Metzl explains the surprising ways Freudian gender categories and popular gender roles have shaped understandings of these drugs. Prozac on the Couch traces the notion of “pills for everyday worries” from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century, through psychiatric and medical journals, popular magazine articles, pharmaceutical advertisements, and popular autobiographical "Prozac narratives.” Metzl shows how clinical and popular talk about these medications often reproduces all the cultural and social baggage associated with psychoanalytic paradigms—whether in a 1956 Cosmopolitan article about research into tranquilizers to “cure” frigid women; a 1970s American Journal of Psychiatry ad introducing Jan, a lesbian who “needs” Valium to find a man; or Peter Kramer’s description of
Contemporary Authors
Language: en
Pages: 487
Authors: Jonathan Michel Metzl
Categories: Authors
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:
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