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Prozac Nation (Movie Tie-In)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    Not worth the time, or money.

    Amusing at first but then it becomes a chore to keep reading. Wurtzel seems to be a self centered, spoiled, whiny girl who uses depression and the causes of it, as an excuse for her lack of maturity and common sense. Throughout the book she's busy blaming other for her problems and fails to realize that SHE is the problem, and that her actions and lack of empathy for others is what's driving them away from her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2003


    Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America should be 'Young and Whining in America.' Is America so desperate for angst that they are willing to find it in the pages of one of the worst books I have ever read (except for 9 1/2 weeks, of course). The only impression I get after reading the book can be summed up very nicely by Ms. Wurtzel herself. At one point she criticises the movie Ironweed as being 'too depressing. There was a movie that should never have been made.' Well, Ms. Wurtzel is too self-centred. Her book should never have been written, never mind published. She is suicidal because her parents divorced, and her father 'abandoned' her? I don't blame him - I would avoid her too if all she did was whine and complain about what a tough life she's had. I'm amazed that Chistina Ricci, one of my favourite actresses, felt compelled to star in the movie version (I wonder if Ms. Ricci read the book). I notice that the movie was released on June 6th - it appears to have died of boredom. After reading this flotsam, the only people I empathise with are those, like myself, who shelled out the 20 bucks thinking- (because of the hype) that Prozac Nation was a 'good read' or that it would be a learning experience, a catharsis, so to speak. The only compensation would be if Ms. Wurtzel felt compelled to donate some of her money to help the truly needy. I doubt she would, because in her little world, it's all about her and no one else matters. To paraphrase Ms. Wurtzel: Sometimes I get so consumed by how I wasted my time reading her 'book' (I use the term loosely), that it's hard to believe the whole world doesn't stop and realize how silly and selfish she is. Bottom line, the critics are wrong. I suspect they were impressed because she used a couple of big words. Or maybe the critics are impressed that, at one point Ms. Wurtzel makes an obtuse observation about Tolstoy - he had it 'totally wrong' about happy/unhappy families. Of course, Ms. Wurtzel, now let's hear your views on supply side economics, or quantum physics. In her little world, the laws of gravity apply to her situation, not to what keeps us firmly planted on the ground. Spare us.

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