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More, Now, Again

By Elizabeth Wurtzel

Review

Elizabeth Wurtzel’s bestselling “Prozac Nation” examines the rise in the diagnosis of depressive disorders and the phenomenon of lifestyle-use of Prozac.  “More, Now, Again” examines her subsequent relapse and descent into Ritalin and Cocaine addiction – and recovery.

Key Themes:

  • Addiction
  • Autobiography
  • Personality
  • Revealing Reads

Significant Quotes / Pages

190 – “And really, what is addiction but slow suicide?  It's not conscious on my part, but maybe this is killing me.  I don't know any more.  I don't want that.  But for once I can see that is really on everyone else's mind.  Drugs put the fear of God into people the way a bad mood, even one that goes on through decade, just does not.  You can always wake up feeling better; that's always the hope with a depressive.  But no one around me harbors that hope any longer.  They are petrified.  They are disgusted.  At long last, my pain is a serious matter.

I've won.”

Reference: Elizabeth, Wurtzel. 2002. More, Now, Again. London: Virago, 2003

Reviewer

- Charley Baker
Date Review Submitted: Monday 23rd March 2009