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Elizabeth Wurtzel is a woman in her late twenties to thirties. She is a succesful writer having just finished her first noevl 'Prozac Nation'. Struggeling with depression as a young child, she has had a life full of up's and downs. This book is about her life during the time of her writing her second novel and all the struggle she faces during this period. She has been proscribed 'Ritlin' by her Doctor as a way to help her cope with her depression and completeing her second novel and was mainly given to her because of the past addictions she has had with drugs. But things turn out differently and Elizabeth finds her self deeper in drugs than she thought she would ever be. From snorting up to 40 pills a day and taking on a cocaine habbit, Elizabeth is left with a huge drug habbit, leading herself into a rehabilitation hospital fighting her addiction. The story goes on with Elizabeth fighting off her drugs, dealing with life inside a hospital, a new guy in her life which leads to problems of intimacy and neediness from being alone. She struggles with her career and completeing her last book and gets to a point where she has just about lost everything thats anything to her.
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The review of this Book prepared by Natalie

Elizabeth Wurtzel author of "Prozac Nation," and "Bitch," is back with "More, Now, Again," a brutally honest descent into her life of drug addiction. With her second novel pass due and her personal life spiralling downward Elizabeth is prescribed ritalin to help her forcus and improve the effects of antidepressants. The ritalin worked and worked and worked that soon she began snorting it, then cocaine, then more ritalin, then more cocaine, then anything that she could get that would help her "work" and escape reality.
The review of this Book prepared by stacy

Elizabeth, a recovering addict of many substances, thinks ritalin is safe and begins to snort it. She becomes isolated, obsessive and delusional. She is afraid of commitment, the world, but ultimately herself. She gives a detailed look into a world we rarely are exposed to, that of a middle class white woman in her mid twenties, while being extremely smart still is sucked into a world that only leads to the gutter both literally and physically.
The review of this Book prepared by Katy

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   drugs Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally Ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   licking    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's) Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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