Elizabeth Wurtzel published her memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, to astonishing literary acclaim. A cultural phenomenon by age twenty-six, she had fame, money, respecteverything she had always wanted except that one, true thing: happiness.
For all of her professional success, Wurtzel felt like a failure. She had lost friends and lovers, every magazine job she'd held, and way too much weight. She couldn't write, and her second book was past due. But when her doctor prescribed Ritalin to help her focus-and boost the effects of her antidepressants -- Wurtzel was spared. The Ritalin worked. And worked. The pills became her sugar...the sweetness in the days that have none. Soon she began grinding up the Ritalin and snorting it. Then came the cocaine, then more Ritalin, then more cocaine. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more...
More, Now, Again is the brutally honest, often painful account of Wurtzel's descent into drug addiction. It is also a love story: How Wurtzel managed to break free of her relationship with Ritalin and learned to love life, and herself, is at the heart of this ultimately uplifting memoir that no reader will soon forget.
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1 . Inspirational and dark
Posted July 17, 2010 by Dani , Houston, TXFor anyone who has ever faced addiction of any kind, this book really hits home. There's a passage in the book that talks about how when it comes to your addiction of choice, no matter how much time passes or how many other drugs come along, it's always there in the back of your mind. You're just waiting, counting days til you use again because the desire to do it again is that strong. I felt myself gasp.
She really understands the turmoil of an addict and the absolute lack of caring about other people. This book is a must read for anyone who has pulled themselves out of the depths or is currently wading in them. I've never felt so close to another person, even if it was just on paper.
Simon & Schuster
December 01, 2002
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