Here's the thing: I don't know how to rate this. I loved it in college, when I was going through an emotional crisis so severe that I had to drop out, but upon rereads and further reflection, I realize that this book sort of suffered from "wrong candidate, right time."Wurtzel's description of depression was one of the best I've ever seen. She described it as a black wave that she can see coming, but once it pulls her under, it's too late. As for everything else...I guess I wanted more on depression rather than Wurtzel herself. But still, this book opened eyes and got people talking, so I don't think I could ever bring myself to dislike it.