Title: Prozac Nation
Author: Wurtzel, Elizabeth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York
Publication Date: 1994
Edition: First Edition. Second Printing.
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F
Synopsis: In Prozac Nation, Wurtzel describes her harrowing battle with clinical depression before she was finally treated with Prozac. In a society plagued by divorce, economic instability, and AIDS, Wurtzel depicts the growing number of depressed and overmedicated people in America.
Review: Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger in the faint pulse of a generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. A memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation still manages to be a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era.