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Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger in the faint pulse of a generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. A memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era.
I think everyone should have this book as a reference to use as a guide when faces with questions about someone elses life choices and what got them there, before judgement occurs. 20 Greatest Memoirs of Mental Illness
A memoir by Ruth Reichl, restaurant critic for the New York Times, and editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine... beautifully written, hilariously funny in places, touching in others... the story of how the daughter of the world's worst cook found her place in the world of food.
Great read - I though it read a lot like "The Glass Castle" except maybe this author didn't have as good a therapist before writing her book. It also lead to a raised awareness on my part of how little I personally know about Africa, it's history and people and has piqued my interest.