Prozac Nation is an autobiography by Elizabeth Wurtzel published in 1994. The book describes the author's experiences with major depression, her own character failings and how she managed to live through particularly difficult periods while completing college and working as a writer. Prozac is a trade name for the antidepressant fluoxetine. Wurtzel originally titled the book I Hate Myself and I Want To Die but her editor convinced her otherwise. It ultimately carried the subtitle Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir.

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  • Prozac Nation is an autobiography by Elizabeth Wurtzel published in 1994. The book describes the author's experiences with major depression, her own character failings and how she managed to live through particularly difficult periods while completing college and working as a writer. Prozac is a trade name for the antidepressant fluoxetine. Wurtzel originally titled the book I Hate Myself and I Want To Die but her editor convinced her otherwise. It ultimately carried the subtitle Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir. Reviews were mixed. 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." While praising Wurtzel's prose style as "sparkling" and "luminescent," Kakutani thought the memoir "would have benefited enormously from some strict editing" and said that its "self-pitying passages make the reader want to shake the author, and remind her that there are far worse fates than growing up during the '70s in New York and going to Harvard." Publishers Weekly was similarly ambivalent: "By turns emotionally powerful and tiresomely solipsistic, [Wurtzel's] book straddles the line between an absorbing self-portrait and a coy bid for public attention." 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." Calling the book a "tedious and poorly written story of Wurtzel's melodramatic life, warts and all (actually all warts)," Erica L. Werner asked in the The Harvard Crimson, "How did this chick get a book contract in the first place? Why was she allowed to write such crap?" Werner also described Prozac Nation as "obscenely exhibitionistic," with "no purpose other than alternately to bore us and make us squirm." She said that the author "comes off as an irritating, solipsistic brat." "It would be possible to have more sympathy for Ms. Wurtzel if she weren't so exasperatingly sympathetic to herself," wrote Ken Tucker in the New York Times Book Review. 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." Kirkus Reviews thought the book to be filled with "narcissistic pride" and concluded, "By alternately belittling and belaboring her depression, Wurtzel loses her credibility: Either she's a brat who won't shape up or she needs the drugs. Ultimately, you don't care which." The book was adapted into a feature film, Prozac Nation (2001), starring Christina Ricci. (en)
  • 25بك المحتوى هنا ينقصه الاستشهاد بمصادر. يرجى إيراد مصادر موثوق بها. أي معلومات غير موثقة يمكن التشكيك بها وإزالتها. (فبراير 2016)25بك هذه مقالة غير مراجعة. ينبغي أن يزال هذا القالب بعد أن يراجعها محرر ما عدا الذي أنشأها؛ إذا لزم الأمر فيجب أن توسم المقالة بقوالب الصيانة المناسبة. (مارس 2009) أمة البروزاك (إنجليزية:Prozac Nation)عنوان فرعي Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir هو سيرة ذاتية نُشرت عام 1994 كُتبت بواسطة Elizabeth Wurtzel ، وفيها تصف المؤلفة تجربتها مع الاكتئاب .الكتاب تحول فيما بعد إلى فيلم مستقل يحمل نفس الاسم . اسم الكتاب مستوحى من دواء فلوكسيتين وهو مضاد للاكتئاب تصنعه شركة Eli Lilly والذي قد وصف للإليزابيث . (ar)
  • Prozac Nation (com o subtítulo: Jovem e deprimida na América; memórias) é uma autobiografia publicada em 1994 escrita por Elizabeth Wurtzel que descreve as experiências da autora com depressão nervosa. O livro foi adaptado a um filme independente com o mesmo nome. O nome é uma referência ao Prozac, o antidepressivo prescrito a Wurtzel. No livro, Wurtzel descreve a sua experiência com a doença mental, com as suas próprias falhas de caráter e como conseguiu viver através de períodos particularmente difíceis enquanto terminava o curso e trabalhava como escritora. A sua honestidade em relatar episódios que muitas vezes não a refletem favoravelmente é um aspecto fundamental do livro. Isto polarizou muitos leitores e críticos, denunciando alguns Wurtzel como obcecada em si própria, indulgente e intratável, enquanto outros a louvavam por produzir um relato franco e acessível de uma doença muitas vezes estigmatizada. Como um relato autobiográfico de experiências com a doença mental, pode ser visto como sucessor de livros como The Bell Jar de Sylvia Plath e I Never Promised You a Rose Garden de Joanne Greenberg. Prozac Nation é também semelhante a Girl, Interrupted de Susanna Kaysen, um livro publicado no mesmo ano: ambos foram escritos por jovens talentosas descrevendo as suas experiências com a doença mental. A doença de Elizabeth Wurtzel é conhecida como depressão atípica, sobre a qual não se escreveu muitas vezes na primeira pessoa. Algumas críticas, incluindo a publicada no The Guardian dez anos após a sua publicação inicial, sugere que as comparações com The Bell Jar são superficiais: As infindáveis comparações com The Bell Jar são, tem que se dizê-lo, bastante deslocadas. Enquanto que Plath escreveu com um tipo de economia desapaixonada, descrevendo com beleza a sua doença, a voz de Wurtzel é estridente e desconcertante, apanhando o lado quase sociopático da depressão que caracteriza os momentos mais indescritíveis do livro. (pt)
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  • Prozac Nation is an autobiography by Elizabeth Wurtzel published in 1994. The book describes the author's experiences with major depression, her own character failings and how she managed to live through particularly difficult periods while completing college and working as a writer. Prozac is a trade name for the antidepressant fluoxetine. Wurtzel originally titled the book I Hate Myself and I Want To Die but her editor convinced her otherwise. It ultimately carried the subtitle Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir. (en)
  • 25بك المحتوى هنا ينقصه الاستشهاد بمصادر. يرجى إيراد مصادر موثوق بها. أي معلومات غير موثقة يمكن التشكيك بها وإزالتها. (فبراير 2016)25بك هذه مقالة غير مراجعة. ينبغي أن يزال هذا القالب بعد أن يراجعها محرر ما عدا الذي أنشأها؛ إذا لزم الأمر فيجب أن توسم المقالة بقوالب الصيانة المناسبة. (مارس 2009) (ar)
  • Prozac Nation (com o subtítulo: Jovem e deprimida na América; memórias) é uma autobiografia publicada em 1994 escrita por Elizabeth Wurtzel que descreve as experiências da autora com depressão nervosa. O livro foi adaptado a um filme independente com o mesmo nome. O nome é uma referência ao Prozac, o antidepressivo prescrito a Wurtzel. No livro, Wurtzel descreve a sua experiência com a doença mental, com as suas próprias falhas de caráter e como conseguiu viver através de períodos particularmente difíceis enquanto terminava o curso e trabalhava como escritora. (pt)
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