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More, Now, Again by Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Nov 10, 2011

it was ok

Lots of self-centered whining. Reminds you what happens to people when they are coddled. I have this fantasy that I could take a woman like this, and drop her on a deserted island, where she'd have to fight to survive. Suddenly- all of these 'issues', the drugs, the eating, the gluten-free bullshit (not necessarily from this book) would magically disappear. With no one to kiss her ass, or listen to her incessant whining, she'd simply have to 'man-up' and do what had to be done, and wouldn't have time to reflect on her misery. Or helicopter her in to the African jungle, where people are starving.Spend a week or so struggling to survive, and witnessing others doing the same. It's a wonder to me why human beings- when left to their own devices, and given so much in life, along with too much free time, more times than not, turn into douches. Maybe we were meant to keep busy? Maybe self reflection is a luxury we can't afford?

ps: Read this book years ago. To this day, my Bf and I describe a pessimistic, moody person a 'Wurtzel'...

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