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This review is from: Half-Life (Hardcover)
A deeply thoughtful meditation on what it means to have one's mental state altered by a pill, written in the same subtle and poetic voice that made Slater's earlier book "Welcome To My Country" so memorable. Slater's view of Prozac is balanced and honest; unlike other writers, she isn't out to present it as either a panacea or a poison, just to give a truthful account of what it has meant for her as an individual, encompassing both benefits and side-effects. Anyone currently trying to decide whether or not to take Prozac or any other psychiatric medication would find Slater's account valuable, whatever they ultimately decided. But the book also deserves to be read by a wider audience because of its rare combination of lyricism and intellect.