Prozac Nation

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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An account, both harrowing and amusing, of the author’s dependence on Prozac, prescribed for her after a series of suicide attempts and breakdowns. She describes her experiences and her determination to get herself off medication.

Prozac Nation (the movie) will be in theaters in March 2003. It stars Christina Ricci, Jessica Lange and Jason Biggs. 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.

Further Reading

Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

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The history of sexually manipulative women from biblical times to today.

You can read more about Bitch here:

You can also hear Elizabeth read four selections from Bitch.

Also by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth has written three features for

You can hear Elizabeth read Alex; part 1, part 2 (from, also available from Random House).


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