I read this book and after my husband slid into mental illness. He said some of the same things she said. I was surprized and enlightened by the book and enjoyed it. I loaned it to my daughters psychotherapist and he never gave it back!
Wow, what a beautifully written book!! Often I would stop to re-read a sentence or a passage because it struck me as so beautifully crafted. On a snowy winter's day: "I always went outside in this kind of weather. It seemed to me the angels were dropping stars from the sky." On her own history of mental illness: "I was five and the roses were red claws. I was ten and terrified to go outside...At fifteen, right when my life should have been growing, it warbled and shrank to the size of a hard, dark dot." But I also liked this book because she was so determined to get well; she was very observant about what was happening in her mind and body during her years on Prozac, and worried about what she might have been losing at the same time she was being helped by this treatment. I think anyone struggling with depression or who has any experience with Prozac will find this book helpful in addition to appreciating her gifted writing style.