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Blow and Prozac Nation

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 10:08 AM
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Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel is a memoir written about the author’s life of depression, addictions, and her relationships.   The author is an extremist when it came to her depression.   She would portray her emotions so that everyone knew that she had a problem and for some reason are still there for her.   This novel best represents the movie Blow based on the life of George Jung.   Jung was also addicted; he was addicted to drugs, money, dealing, and relationships.   Which both Elizabeth and George can relate to their addictions and problems they encountered over their lives.

Elizabeth is taking medication for her depression, but the pain gets worse and worse as the days go by.   “I’m going up to 102nd st. to get the coke, it will make you feel better.”   She is hooked on drugs because all she wants is the pain to go away, and being a young adult in college parting, beer, and drugs are going to be used.   That is the last that she needs because like George Jung’s father once told him as a young boy, “When your up, your up, and when you’re down you never think you’ll be up again but you do.   Money isn’t real George.”   Meaning when Elizabeth takes those drugs to make her feel better for the time being she takes them to feel better and then she feels even worse.   She must stay together because eventually you’ll be back up again.   What George’s father told him when he was a boy that stuck with him through his whole life.   He dealt drugs and made tons of money but then when he crashed because of his business partner Diego, who stole all of his connects and the inside guys, he lost his wife and his daughter and then he worked his way back up the chain to have his daughter, who he lost because he was in jail, have the same respect for him again that she had so long before that.   He did overcome it.

Elizabeth try’s the easiest way out of things.   She cannot control what she does.   She’ll have the loud cry for help without saying the words.   Her actions...


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