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The author of the acclaimed Welcome to My Country describes in this provocative and funny memoir the ups and downs of living on Prozac for ten years, and the strange adjustments she had to make to living "normal life."

        

Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this rich and beautifully written memoir, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy--and then to wake up one day and find yourself in the strange state of feeling well. And then to face the challenge of creating a whole new life. Once inhibited, Slater becomes spontaneous. Once terrified of maintaining a job, she accepts a teaching position and ultimately earns several degrees in psychology. Once lonely, she finds love with a man who adores her. Slater is wonderfully thoughtful and articulate about all of these changes, and also about the downside of taking Prozac: such matters as dependency, sexual dysfunction, and Prozac "poop-out."

        

"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and Slater's remarkable gifts as a writer are present here in sentences that are like elegant darts, hitting at the center of the deepest human feelings. Prozac Diary is a wonderfully written report from inside a decade on Prozac, and an original writer's acute observations on the challenges of living modern life.

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In a provocative and entertaining memoir, the author of Welcome to My Country describes the dramatic impact of Prozac and her struggle to cope with the challenges of "normal life" during a decade on the drug. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

About the Author

Lauren Slater has a master's degree in psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate from Boston University. Her work was chosen for The Best American Essays of 1994 and 1997. She is the winner of the 1993 New Letters Literary Award in creative nonfiction and of the 1994 Missouri Review Award. She lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679462798
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Biography
Author:
Slater, Lauren
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Mental illness
Subject:
Self-Help-Depression
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Self-Depression
Subject:
Self-Help : Depression
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Social Scientists & Psychologist
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
203

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Biography » General
Biography » Medical
Biography » Social Scientists and Psychologists
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pharmacology
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Depression

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"Synopsis" by , In a provocative and entertaining memoir, the author of Welcome to My Country describes the dramatic impact of Prozac and her struggle to cope with the challenges of "normal life" during a decade on the drug. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
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