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Elizabeth 'Lizzi' Wurtzel ist eine talentierte junge Frau aus der unteren Mittelschicht. Schon früh publiziert sie Artikel in namhaften Zeitungen. Ihre unglücklich geschiedene Mutter finanziert der Tochter vom spärlichen Lohn als Kellnerin einen. Prozac Nation – Mein Leben mit der Psychopille (auch: Prozac Nation – Sex, Pillen und Lou Reed oder Prozac Nation) ist ein US-amerikanischer Film aus dem. Prozac Nation | Wurtzel, Elizabeth | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. zegsegbroek.nl - Kaufen Sie Prozac Nation günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu einer. "Prozac Nation"-Autorin Elizabeth Wurtzel ist tot. "Verdammte schöne Welt" hieß das Buch auf Deutsch, das sie mit 27 über ihre Depression.
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Explaining exactly what it feels like, the demons in my head, the spinning, the realistic, the logical point of view, what we know is real, but what we feel is two different things.
She has this brought to life, making sense to the rest of the world what is and isn't wrong with us. I see the news, talk with the people around me, and it seems like everyone has been, or knows someone that has been on anti-depressants.
They are not, and will be the quick fix, but between therapy, and anti-depressants, it has saved my life.
I have heard many comments about how anti-depressants don't work, and that they are just a quick fix. It takes a lot of hard work, and therapy that goes with anti-depressants to make it work.
I totally agree in the film where she said it would help her to be able to see things in a different light.
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Alternate Versions. Rate This. A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard. Look at the book: Elizabeth is very clear that Prozac has helped her, but you're left with a dilemma, because perhaps she no longer knows who she is.
We didn't want to come down heavily on one side or the other. People who've experienced depression like that aspect of the film, but a lot of people don't like it.
Miramax certainly don't seem to like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster. Galt Niederhoffer Brad Weston R.
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In The New York Times , Michiko Kakutani characterized Prozac Nation as "by turns wrenching and comical, self-indulgent and self-aware," comparing it with the "raw candor of Joan Didion 's essays, the irritating emotional exhibitionism of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and the wry, dark humor of a Bob Dylan song.
Writing in New York Magazine , Walter Kirn found that although Prozac Nation had "moments of shapely truth-telling," altogether it was "almost unbearable" and "a work of singular self-absorption.
Werner asked in The Harvard Crimson , "How did this chick get a book contract in the first place? Why was she allowed to write such crap?
He observed, "The reader may well begin riffling the pages of the book in the vain hope that there will be a few complimentary Prozac capsules tucked inside for one's own relief.
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Every so often Wurtzel steps back to remark on how shallow she seems; however, these few redeeming moments do little to mitigate the self-congratulatory tone of the book.
I have no doubts about the truth and depth of her depression, unfortunately she turned it into a self-indulgent cliche. Dec 06, Xenia rated it really liked it.
I almost felt like I needed Prozac after completing this. I couldn't imagine going through life being as emotionally unstable and clingy as the author.
It's really incredible to me how certain events in our lives can trigger behavior and our mental well-being. Even more amazing is how all of the madness is tamed by this little pill.
I did feel kind of unsettled by how quickly things come together by the books' end. I guess when things are so out of control and it's not reality, it really doesn't I almost felt like I needed Prozac after completing this.
I guess when things are so out of control and it's not reality, it really doesn't need much of a resolution then does it? I find myself wondering about Elizabeth and how she's doing now.
Is she still taking Prozac? Has she found something better in any of the new drugs that have come out since this book, e.
Has she been able to establish a career and a normal life? I also was very unsettled about her mother and how she was attacked by someone who robbed her outside her neighborhood.
I know there were some permanent injuries sustained from this. This book just drew you in Written by an ivy league school attending New York Jewess the author shows all the most annoying traits of that demographic.
A good example of which is she likes to claim she lived in poverty but yet she somehow managed to pay tuition at Harvard!!!
Not to mention afford all of those shrinks that she dealt with throughout her life. In this book she gives a personal recollection of being "depressed" during her childhood and college years.
The only thing about her being "depressed" is she really do Written by an ivy league school attending New York Jewess the author shows all the most annoying traits of that demographic.
The only thing about her being "depressed" is she really doesn't seem like a textbook case of depression to me.
She much more resembles a narcist with a personality disorder and a bit of a substance abuse problem than a depressive if I am to go by the behavior recounted in the book.
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?
Another thing I have to point out is if your as crippled by depression as the author of Prozac Nation liked to claim to be how in the world did she manage to make it through those classes at Harvard and graduate?
Come on man give me a break. This all begs the question to me what is the real purpose of this book?
On one level I have to be suspicious of whether or not this book was written as propaganda in order to normalize taking drugs, or at least approved drugs, to solve all your problems.
She does more or less get magicly cured when her shrink puts her on Prozac close to the end of the book. 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.
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.
Also Wurtzel did attend Harvard which is a hotbed for CIA activity and Tavistock Institute type of social engineering, propaganda and mind washing.
But if this book isn't an effort at psychologicly conditioning and propagandizing people to drug their problems away and Wurtzel is not an agent of some sort then she is a con artist because she just does not fit the prototype of a depressive.
As far as general entertainment value I don't know who this book would appeal to except attention seeking self absorbed narcistic upper middle class young women who can afford things like shrinks, Prozac prescriptions and Harvard tuition bills.
View 2 comments. You skip school for a week and it took your so called friends four whole days to notice, and when they ask what is it you've been up to and you answer 'I am afraid to live and depression has landed its final hit.
Somehow I can't get out of bed' there is a slight shrugh that reads: Oh, it's only depression. I thought it was somehow much serious. To understand that depression is not just a moment is the most crucial step to anyone who has never been through an illness as hideous as this one.
If you You skip school for a week and it took your so called friends four whole days to notice, and when they ask what is it you've been up to and you answer 'I am afraid to live and depression has landed its final hit.
If you and your loved ones have been spared, thank your little stars, because there's no escape from this downright spiral.
Depression is not ''feeling sad'' or ''crying too much'', although that might also happen - but to be at war with yourself.
It is humiliation and not being able to keep your eyes open, to arrive home late and lay in bed in your own dirty clothing because switching to pijamas would take too much of your time.
It is only taking a shower once a month or spending the enterity of your life stuck in a bathtub, soaking your demons in water.
Hoping you'll have the strenght, someday perhaps, to get up. Avoiding life is never the answer for peace, that is clear, but depression is so absolutely dreadful that life is not even a word anymore.
There's no life besides laying in bed. Who cares about cleaning up your apartment if your insides are broken and who cares about putting on lipstick if there's nothing in the whole god damn world who'd make you feel like a person by looking at the mirror To be stripped of one's identity describes the depressive because Who is this person looking back?
Why am I inside this body? I don't want to exist anymore. It is an ongoing battle within your own head and no pill will make you get out of this state.
Still its not a good enough ''reason'' and you have a job to attend and perhaps a family to take care of, and besides all love in your heart, you can't seem to let it show through.
To lose everything precious you have is the beggining of depression because you seem to have lost the most valuable thing of them all and that is yourself And anger very rarely seems to show through but when it does it is never beautiful, like a cinema frame where tears don't smudge eyeshadow and your hair falls into place.
It is hair falling, not brushing your hair - it is screaming your heart out and wanting the pillow you're screaming to to swallow you whole.
And smashing plates. And ripping pages off your favourite books. And smoking a hundred ciggarettes a day and not bothering to get burned Depression is most definitely a house on fire I am that house on fire but no one has noticed it yet Still waiting for the day I start smelling like a house on fire but back then it will be too late.
Perhaps I deeply praise Wurtzel for her courage to bring this to the world. 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.
It is clearly an obnoxious illness to people who've never been there. I am not saying I have, but I'm saying I understood and I felt for this memoir on one of the deepest ways possible.
I have a lot of respect for Wurtzel. Depressives also do not care much about praise, even though of course it is always nice to get compliments but who the hell cares about them if they come with second intentions?
We're told they're strong but we don't feel strong. We feel like the weakest. Maybe we're the weakest out of the stronger ones and the strongest out of the weak.
This is no longer making sense. I recommend the memoir to people with depression AND people next to people who suffer from depression.
It is a nice, complex description of what it feels like living with this illness. Thank you for surviving.
You deserve it. View all 5 comments. Aug 09, Chinawhite rated it it was amazing. It has taken me 18months to read this book. It is exhausting.
I picked up this book when my husband was diagnosed with depression and prescribed Prozac. I remember growing up in the 90's, all the contoversy surrounding anti depressants and the 'yuppy' sickness that was affecting generation Xers.
This book was recommended as an insight into depression and the lifelong battle to manage depressive behaviours. Wurtzel has been sat on my shelf for several weeks, cast under my bed for months and I even It has taken me 18months to read this book.
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. There was nothing that motivated me to read on.
Every triumph she had in her life she did not recognise, every opportunity that presented itself to her wasn't enough.
I was angry, fed up, jealous and at times outraged by her seemingly selfish behaviour and in the end I just gave up. She was too exhausting and I just knew by the final chapter she would not become any easier to get along with.
So I shelved her. But that's just it. It mirrored my relationship with my husband. I had the opportunity to go, stick it out, burn out with him or take it very slowly.
The relationship I had built with her book also mirrored her own relationships. I began to recognise the dispair, vulnerability and isolation of her depression.
With just one chapter to go, I was not prepared to become another let down in her life, someone who has given up on her. I can empathise with depression.
I thought I could before Reading this book. Now, my empathy is more comprehensive. The parody of it all? It wouldn't ever have mattered to her if I had stuck with her to the end of the book or not, depression is a solitary mental health state, the whole world can be willing you on and all you can see is the darkness.
Jan 13, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: read-in 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, this.
As it is, the book is horribly mistitled- she doesn't address her experience with Prozac until the final chapters. As a memoir, it could have been more centered and deliberate- but I understand why it's not.
Having several friends who have gone through depression many in almost the same words as Wurtzel , I understand that the il 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, this.
Having several friends who have gone through depression many in almost the same words as Wurtzel , I understand that the illness doesn't lend itself the linear, rational plotline I'd like it to.
The writing gets overly self-pitiful at times think Bella of Twilight fame , but has rare instances of wit.
Something random that bugged me- in the Acknowledgements, she goes over how grateful she is to her editors, Bob Dylan, her cat, etc. But there's not a word about her mother who admittedly was often more harm than good, but tried her best in a human way and, more surprisingly, nothing about Dr Sterling- the therapist she claims over and over saved her life.
Apr 06, Julie rated it really liked it. Although my teacher tells me that this is not "literature," I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in depression issues or the genre of memoir.
I sent this book to a friend and she hated it because of the main character, Lizzie. This is what I love about this book.
It is honest and doesn't sugarcoat things. It describes Lizzie's good times and mostly bad times and her struggles within herself.
It also touches on so many other topics like family, addiction, relationships, etc. If you have Although my teacher tells me that this is not "literature," I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in depression issues or the genre of memoir.
If you have depression or know someone that does, I think that this book would be an eye opener.
It may not be the very best "literary work" on the planet, but Elizabeth Wurtzel's words spoke to me and resonated at my core.
The honesty and raw truths that are not held back are what makes this book successful, in my opinion. Again, it's much, much, much better than the movie!!!
Not as awful as some have claimed, but decidedly shallow and self-indulgent. By no means is someone obligated to be insightful about their life, to have learned something, or even to be interesting.
No one is obligated to do anything in a memoir but tell their story the way they want it told. An unlikeable protagonist is a hard thing to stomach however, and try as I might I could muster no sympathy for Wurtzel.
She whines, she blames her Jewish mother, she wallows, she emerges none-the-wiser. As Not as awful as some have claimed, but decidedly shallow and self-indulgent.
As someone who has experienced their own mental health struggle--and yes, even from a Jewish family--who very much wanted to find something to emphathize with in this book, I was sorely disappointed.
Do not turn look here for clarity, whether your approach is from the "inside" or without. I'd be appalled to find out someone based their opinion of persons living with mental illness on this book.
Bipolar and depression memoirs have been done, and they've been done better. Nov 26, maryann rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone who's had any experience with depression or depressives.
Shelves: womenlit , non-fiction. May 02, Larissa rated it really liked it. It was like sawdust, the unhappiness: it infiltrated everything, everything was a problem, everything made her cry - school, homework, boyfriends, the future, the lack of future, the uncertainty of future, fear of future, fear in general- but it was so hard to say exactly what the problem was in the first place.
This book was truly inspiring, how a woman could go through such h It was like sawdust, the unhappiness: it infiltrated everything, everything was a problem, everything made her cry - school, homework, boyfriends, the future, the lack of future, the uncertainty of future, fear of future, fear in general- but it was so hard to say exactly what the problem was in the first place.
This book was truly inspiring, how a woman could go through such hardships from such a young age, and manage to get through the battles. Sometimes I would think shes very self-centered because having gone through it myself, I wasn't surrounded with so many people and friends that I could tell like she did.
She also was being put through a Harvard education, travelled wherever she wanted to travel, and had no problems fitting in anywhere. She experimented with drugs, had no one telling her she couldn't do anything, and was still so unhappy.
I never knew all those things about Prozac, about how many people in this country feel the same way. I learned about so many prescriptions and depression statistics, and even books and movies that I will see after having read this book.
I'd recommend it to anyone looking for inspiration, or just anyone who thinks they're the only one that feels that there is no way to run away from themselves, because in actuality there isn't.
You just need to learn how to make yourself happy. Sep 08, Boo rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own. Apr 07, John Porter rated it it was ok.
I have a hard time with this book, the same way I do with a lot of confessional memoirs. Others say that it's unfair to hold Wurtzel's attractiveness, her privileged background, her intelligence, and her lifestyle against her.
Except she shoves it in our faces. The premise is that "This can happen to anyone! Whether it's meant or not, it reifies all those other things; the implication is that her fall is especially tragic because she had farther to fall.
I don't buy it, any more than I buy her marketing herself as a poster child for depression and addiction.
But I do understand that if she tried harder to get over herself, she would likely have fewer issues Jul 24, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: i-own.
Rating: 4 stars "Prozac Nation" by Elizabeth Wurtzel is a memoir of a young woman suffering from depression. I've read it years ago and it left a strong impression.
It's as raw and heavy but also so insightful and beautifully honest as I remember. It's one of those stories that you keep thinking about even after it's finished and back on your bookshelf.
And also you can keep finding something new after reading it again and again. There was so much to think about and be sad about while reading this exceptional book.
What a lovely child-woman she was, but in certain respects she did not stand a chance in this world and if you read this book with sharp eyes, you can really see that.
Lynn Winters, Elizabeth Wurzel's mother, in a very concrete way destroyed her daughters life. She perverted There was so much to think about and be sad about while reading this exceptional book.
She perverted a once sparkling life and her diabolical secrecy, deformity of character and incredible selfishness ultimately destroyed Elizabeth Wurtzel.
I firmly believe this. Elizabeth's mother kept the identity of her real father from Wurtzel for the first fifty years of her life, only revealing the truth after the biological and presumed father had both died.
The deadbeat, biological father ended up being the well known photographer, Bob Adelman, who was made famous for his photos of the civil rights movement of the sixties.
The presumed father, the man who thought he was the father to Elizabeth Wurtzel, and who was hounded by Wurtzel's mentally disturbed and morally bankrupt mother, Lynn Winters, for decades for having not done enough for Elizabeth was the unfortunate Donald Wurtzel, who died thinking he was Elizabeth Wurtzel's father.
What is the most sad to me is reading this book from the eyes of a mother of almost I see so many things younger readers may well not see.
Experience as a daughter, a sister and a mother gives me that ability. Elizabeth Wurtzel was 26 when the book was first published in , still just a kid, so there is a definite naivety to much of her tone in the writing.
She reveals a great deal about the dynamic between her mother and herself, without even meaning to, such as the fact that she addresses her as "Mommy" for most of her adult life.
The perverse relationship is there for all to see. The ways in which the mother rewards her daughter and then punishes her with banishment when she does not perform.
Yes, the book is well written, with her sparkling wit, humor and incredible vocabulary. It is a pleasure to read but on another level it is also such a melancholy experience at the same time.
The ways in which Elizabeth Wurtzel did not understand why she became depressed at the age of 11, when again her mother tossed her away to summer camp, seem very clear to me.
To go to summer camp for two weeks, that is something most people can relate to. I remember Outdoor School quite well.
But for five years to abandon your child for TWO MONTHS at a stretch, and absolutely refuse to give in when the child wants to come back home requires a level of emotional distance, selfishness, an inability to understand genuine pain that is frankly, extremely disturbing.
What this dynamic of not "listening" to your child does, is that it tells the child in a very concrete way that no, they do NOT matter. It tells them that their needs are NOT important.
The parent who chooses NOT to listen to, or accept that perhaps their child knows something important that the parent should listen to and they still choose to ignore it, is guilty of a form of parental negligence that is tragic.
It is tragic because it can express itself in many forms of unconscious emotional and spiritual abuse. This is what mother's do who know their daughters are being sexually abused.
This is what mother's do who know their sons are being physically abused. They choose NOT to listen. They choose to turn away. This form of abandonment is a form of serious rejection.
Elizabeth Wurtzel had to intuit that on an intellectual and emotional level her mother really, honestly did not want her around.
And the anxiety that it produced burned itself on her brain. Her brain, while still developing was reconfigured in an abnormal way by the external forces she could not control.
Two months every summer of abandonment by her primary care giver produced such anxiety in her that her brain would never be normal again and that anxiety would replay over and over for the rest of her life.
You might think summer camp is no big deal but to a child like Wurtzel, it was a big deal. She needed to feel the safety of being at home, as many kids do.
But her mother chose to ignore her needs to feel safe and abandoned her. What does Wurtzel say again and again to any boyfriend she has?
Who she is really asking this question to of course, is her mother! THIS is unconscious motivation. And the young Wurtzel doesn't even see it, at any time in the writing of this book, or apparently even after it was written.
While reading the book, I felt I was on a quest. To do a "close reading" of course, which is what I was taught in college.
Do a "close reading" my writing, poetry and English professors all told me. In the book, Elizabeth does a great job of making excuses for her mother, repeatedly, like a battered child does.
But in this text, the truth is revealed in key words. It tiny snippets, littered here and there. I don't need to know about "The Accidental Blowjob," or who she cheats with, betraying yet another girlfriend, because I understand that betrayal is something Elizabeth Wurtzel learned since the day she was born.
And particularly for the five years she was dumped off at summer camp for an astounding two months per summer. That's what preoccupied selfish mothers' did.
Not loving mother's who wanted to make sure their kids were safe and happy. The truth of Wurtzel's life comes out in snippets.
In the small sentences that stay with me, her history is revealed. She talks about being left to cry "alone in my crib.
She talks about her mother's vindictive obsession with making her "father" miserable by attacking him for all that he does not do. But Donald Wurtzel was not Elizabeth's father?
So, to read Prozac Nation is to go back in time, knowing something that the voice of the author does not know and it is a strange experience, stranger still knowing that the poor girl is now dead.
And yet, those little snippets reveal themselves again and again. She writes about how her mother has "boyfriends" but does not elaborate much on that.
Did Lynn Winters want free time to spend with these men when Wurtzel was at summer camp, so she could live with them, spend unencumbered time with them?
Then, shockingly in the middle of the book, Wurtzel reveals a bombshell that one of her mother's boyfriends rapes her when she is But it is simply revealed in one single sentence.
Where a whole book could be written on that alone, she says nothing more about it. You are left astounded, wondering why she did not focus on that traumatic experience more.
Another time she lets her selfish mother off the hook? But one has to wonder, how does a woman NOT know she is with a man who will rape a small child?
Who was this man? Is he still alive? How could Elizabeth Wurtzel's mother NOT know that a man she was intimate with was also a child sex predator?
And what happened after? Was the man every charged? Was this another secret Lynn Winters insisted on keeping, as status obsessed as she was with what other people might think of her?
After reading Prozac Nation, for the first time this year, I did some research on Elizabeth Wurtzel and found out about her real father and her presumed father, both dead and both not able to discuss with her this most profound betrayal at the hands of her mother.
That the presumed father had no idea of the reality of his ex-wife's lie, but also about a lie the biological father had willingly participated in too, at the behest of the mother, Lynn Winters.
To learn these things, and to think back to the book Prozac Nation and all that it reveals is to see a most malignant woman, Lynn Winters.
I am astounded that this woman could betray so many people and hurt her only child so profoundly in the process by doing all the despicable things she did.
She is described by Wurtzel as "a very private person" and someone who's love is not unconditional but bound with endless conditions.
When Elizabeth Wurtzel wrote about being told of this horrible betrayal later, after she found out the truth, she quoted her mother as saying, during an argument, "Oh, get over it!
Not a betrayal of this magnitude. That is what a malignant narcissistic says. So, I'm left feeling extremely sad for the little girl Elizabeth Wurtzel used to be.
She is continually rejected by her mother. In one form or another. If she changes her appearance, she is carted off to her aunts house "for a few days" as punishment for piercing her ears or coloring her hair.
She learns to worry, to fear, to obsess about eventual abandonment because abandonment is something her mother has taught her to expect.
This is a long review and I will probably come back and add to it over the next few weeks but just be sure that this is a most excellent book but for me, it was heart wrenching to read.
Through the humor, the jaded self deprecating humor, I saw a brilliant girl who was "trying so hard" to please her neurotic mother, who was suffering so much because of things her mother had done to her.
What life taught Elizabeth Wurtzel, what her mother taught her was that she could trust no one. Not even herself. May 12, Jovana Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in-english , , reviews , my-read-ebooks.
Reading this book felt very true to life. There were so many quotations that hit me in the gut. When I was 14 I was convinced that I had depression.
I really believed that it was the only explanation for my sadness and loneliness at the time. I had some issues the year I went to college, it was in a different city than where I lived all my life.
I lost one of my long-time friends at that time, and it hit me hard. I started drinking. I had an ongoing physical relationship, I sought comfort in anything, and living was a chore to me.
I was really unhappy at the time. Point being that even today, a lot of the things Wurtzel talks about in her memoir are still considered the norm today.
These were only some of the topics she discussed in her book. This was a raw and honest book about depression that the author had, atypical depression, and her struggle with it.
As I believe people should read and educate themselves on topics they do not understand, I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with depression or if someone in their family is dealing with it or in their friend circle.
To anyone who really wants to know what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with this mental illness. It is hard to get through but it does pay off reading it.
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