Friday, September 2, 2011
Overall I would say "good read," and I would tell you that the 300+ pages went by pretty fast. I do have to say though that there were times where I was frustrated by the repetitiveness of the action. It pains me to say this because it is Wurtzel's story--and it was her depression, and I want to be sensitive to her experience. And I do believe the turn-off is a product of 15 extra years history with depression in the media and Prozac in abundance, so I find myself more turned off to the pain than I felt a decade and a half ago.
But if I choose to look at this book as a piece of historical non-fiction in the modern world of depression that we can now treat phamacologically, it now becomes the textbook piece in a history class. And if you know me well enough then you know I love nothing more than I love history.
So pick it up, read it, and digest it. It's a piece of our world we can't go away, so we might as well begin to understand it.