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Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial - Alison Bass

The subject matter is so important and I am glad someone decided to chronicle all of the changes made because of Paxil.

However, the writing itself was a little rough. I read an ARC of the book and assuming even half of the writing is the same in the finished form, it comes off as blatantly boring at times. The narration often feels like lists of information interspersed with personal stories about the individuals involved. There is a little too much detail in some sections, which made the book drag on. The writing felt choppy in areas. I think it would have been more effective in a shorter, more coherent format.

I think the information is very important and the events described are crucial to bettering mental health. The story itself was well done, but the writing could have been better. Overall, I give it three stars, because the story is such an important one, but the writing just didn't live up to it.