Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

At first, you would think that OTTESSA MOSHFEGH is writing an autobiographical novel, that’s how it really looks. I even searched for info if it is real. 

“My Year of Rest and Relaxation” is about how the main heroine takes a handful of all kinds of psychotropic medication to sleep and escape the world. For me, she seemed to be really in need of help, she searched for it, and searched a way she understood.

And the psychiatrist that she chose helps only a little – prescribes here various drugs without even delving into the patient’s problems. Although a character and a freak, but I understand it, sometimes you really want to fall asleep and not see how strange and alien is that world to you.

The irrational use of psychotropic drugs is not only a problem in America.

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