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Prozac nation : young and depressed in America, Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Prozac nation : young and depressed in America
Title
Prozac nation
Title remainder
young and depressed in America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Full of promise is how anyone would have described Elizabeth Wurtzel at age ten, a bright-eyed little girl who painted, wrote stories, and excelled in every way. By twelve she was cutting her legs in the girls' bathroom and listening to scratchy recordings of the Velvet Underground
  • College was marked by a series of breakdowns, suicide attempts, and hospitalizations before she was finally given Prozac in combination with other psychoactive drugs, all of which have worked sporadically as Elizabeth's mood swings rise and fall like the lines of a sad ballad
  • This memoir, both harrowing and hilarious, gives voice to the high incidence of depression - especially among America's youth
  • Prozac Nation is a collective cry for help, a generational status report on today's young people, who have come of age fully entrenched in the culture of divorce, economic instability, and AIDS. "This private world of loony bins and weird people which I always felt I occupied and hid in," writes Elizabeth, "had suddenly turned inside out so that it seemed like this was one big Prozac Nation, one big mess of malaise
  • Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because we're all so bummed out." Writing with a vengeance (Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, and Dorothy Parker all rolled into one), Elizabeth Wurtzel will not go gentle into that good night. She wants off medication, she wants a family, and most definitely, a life worth living
Summary
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
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1994.
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digitized
Biography type
autobiography
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190469
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 616.85/27/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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young and depressed in America
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Prozac nation : young and depressed in America, Elizabeth Wurtzel
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2001610
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file reproduced from original
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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black and white
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
ocn682070516
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780547524146
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  • lossless
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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EE1251D0-4325-470C-A404-DA7DD79960D4
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(OCoLC)682070516
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Prozac nation : young and depressed in America, Elizabeth Wurtzel
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2001610
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn682070516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547524146
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EE1251D0-4325-470C-A404-DA7DD79960D4
System control number
(OCoLC)682070516
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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