Prozac Nation Ebook
You just don't care, or perhaps care too much and shut down as a result. The reviewer implies that depression and mental illness isn't real pain and that you have to be a war victim to know what real pain is. She then goes on to trivialize the depression of others. She doesn't appreciate anything her parents or other people around her do for her.
This book starts off as an insult to the truly poor and middle class. Something random that bugged me- in the Acknowledgements, she goes over how grateful she is to her editors, Bob Dylan, her cat, etc. To be stripped of one's identity describes the depressive because Who is this person looking back? In short, she is exhausting, repetitive, boring and a whole slew of other synonyms for atrocious that, maybe if I was as smart as the author, I could bore you with for plus pages.
This book made me understand that it was ok to have a bad day, hell, a bad decade and that no matter how bad you think you have it, there is somebody else out there who has it worse. Talking about the book, it is basically a memoir and if you like to read the memoirs then you are going to love this book.
Did her attractiveness mean she was subjected to more negative crap than she would have if she just looked regular? She uses drugs to numb the pain and sabotages her romantic relationships in order to feel like she has a legitimate reason to be suffering. The only answer is universal coverage for every single person so that, when one is depressed, he or she can seek help and not be turned away because they have no money. This all begs the question to me what is the real purpose of this book?
It describes Lizzie's good times and mostly bad times and her struggles within herself. And the way she owns her depression, wears it like an eccentric sweater, a quaint, if slightly oddball character trait. The relationship I had built with her book also mirrored her own relationships. Bottom line, this book gave me hope. Huxley, who hobnobbed with the highest rungs of power, even came out and said that the world elites had plans to use drugs to do just that.
Your email address will not be published. There's no life besides laying in bed. All this said, the book is not perfect.
As it is, the book is horribly mistitled- she doesn't address her experience with Prozac until the final chapters. Trivia About Prozac Nation. The powers that be are totally pushing mind control drugs like Prozac onto the masses in order to make them happy compliant slaves like in Huxleys Brave New World. If Wurtzel had gone more in depth with the topics she brings up in the epilogue about the nation's shift towards psychopharmacology and automatic gratification, windows xp sp2 full version this.
She understood my problems, she understood my pain, and she made the same choices, and really, the same mistakes as me. It is a nice, complex description of what it feels like living with this illness. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
So bring me the Prozac nation, or whatever pill will make me happy. As it is, there are no options for people who lack the money to afford costly therapy and medications. Write down the name of the book so you don't forget it. This book is some heavy reading. Chemical imbalances are the scientific terms for this, but when you suffer through it, there seems to be no rhyme or reason.
It's not like having the blues which you can shop your way out of! She whines, she blames her Jewish mother, she wallows, she emerges none-the-wiser. This is what I love about this book. This article is about the book.
And yet, I want to know, what did other people think of this book? When I decided I wanted to read this book, I didn't really know anything about it.
Wurtzel has been sat on my shelf for several weeks, cast under my bed for months and I even considered returning her to her original owner. My life has been one long longing.
But I guess feeling too bad to get out of bed, being miserable and having no energy to do anything but stare at the walls wouldn't make for a very interesting read now would it? It doesn't matter if you found it whiny or ridiculous, because depression is ridiculous for gods sake, it turns people into robots, it deprives them from living.
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel (ebook)
And also you can keep finding something new after reading it again and again. It's one of those stories that you keep thinking about even after it's finished and back on your bookshelf. But when we're going to take a break from this oh-so-agonizing can't-put-my-finger-on-it pain, When I decided I wanted to read this book, I didn't really know anything about it. You're consumed with your depression, all your thoughts are about your depression. Hoping you'll have the strenght, someday perhaps, to get up.
Why am I inside this body? Do other people think it is as whiny and self-indulgent and repetitive as I do, even while it speaks so directly to my own experience with the weltschemrz of depression? So for this book to be the voice of depression, and her willingness even eagerness to capitalize on that really made it difficult for me to digest.
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