This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Elizabeth Wurtzel - The protagonist and author of the autobiography, Wurtzel documents her life from the age of eleven until she finds the Prozac drug in her twenties. Wurtzel is eventually diagnosed with atypical depression, which is why she is a difficult case to diagnose and treat over the years. In addition, while she is experiencing many of her depressive episodes, mental health is still a hush-hush topic that is not open in society. By the end of the novel with the introduction of the Prozac drug, society and mental health...
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