Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation: Elizabeth Wurtzel, detailed her struggle with depression and drug addiction in best-selling 1994 memoir, “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America.” Born in 1967, Wurtzel grew up as an only child in New York City in a Jewish family and she wrote her first book aged six. Elizabeth Wurtzel’s parents.
Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose 1994 memoir Prozac Nation became a mainstay on bestseller lists and inspired a national conversation about clinical depression, has died at the age of 52. David Lipsky, a friend of Wurtzel, confirmed to NPR that the writer died Tuesday of an aggressive case of breast cancer at a hospital in Manhattan.
Elizabeth Wurtzel was born in New York City in 1967, and first began experiencing symptoms of depression around age ten. (She was later diagnosed with and medicated for bipolar disorder.).
In a 2018 essay for New York magazine, she wrote of discovering that Donald Wurtzel — the man she had believed for 50 years was her father — was not. Instead, she said she learned that she was the.
Elizabeth Wurtzel, who chronicled her struggles with depression and drug addiction in best-selling memoirs that helped spur a boom in confessional writing, turning her into a Gen X touchstone at.
Elizabeth Wurtzel’s New York magazine essay My One Night Stand Of A Life, is a deeply narcissistic, highly vulnerable and excruciatingly honest piece of long form writing that shows what happens when talent fades.If Ms. Wurtzel’s name sounds familiar to you in an “I Love the 90s” kind of way, you’re not alone. She rocketed to fame in 1994 when her autobiography, Prozac Nation, became.
Wurtzel's other books included Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women and More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction. Her essays were published in the New York Times, New York magazine and other.
It began, Wurtzel revealed, when she was an undergrad at Harvard and was asked to write an article for New York magazine about the 350th anniversary of the school. She unexpectedly wrote 20,000 words, and her editor suggested she turn it into a book. Prozac Nation, then, became a book about “growing up.”.
NEW YORK, Jan 8 — Elizabeth Wurtzel — author of the highly acclaimed 1994 memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America — died in New York yesterday, US media reported. She was 52. The cause of death was metastatic breast cancer, The New York Times said, quoting writer David Samuels, a long-time friend of Wurtzel’s.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose blunt and painful confessions of her struggles with addiction and depression in the best-selling “Prozac Nation” made her a voice and a target for an.
After announcing her diagnosis in a 2015 essay in The New York Times, Wurtzel became an advocate for Ashkenazi women, who are 10 times more likely to have the mutation than the general population.
Elizabeth Wurtzel—the woman who gave us the depression memoir Prozac Nation in her 20s, and several longform essays on whether she is hot or not in her 40s—is writing a new book. (Never mind.
In a 2014 New York Times essay, “Getting Married Easy,” Wurtzel described falling in love with her husband, Jim Freed. “When I was ready to fall in love for real, I stopped behaving badly.
Elizabeth Wurtzel — the author of the best-selling memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America — died in a New York City hospital on Tuesday, January 7, according to the New York Times. She was 52 years old. Wurtzel first rose to prominence at the age of 26 as the author of the memoir Prozac Nation, which documented her struggles.
Following Wurtzel’s death last Tuesday, an author tweeted: “Elizabeth Wurtzel was a major factor in making personal essay the currency of women writers in the 90s. This was a blessing and a.
The New York Times - Ginia Bellafante. A few years ago I got an email from Elizabeth Wurtzel telling me that her cancer had returned, and that it was advanced. Saying I was sorry would render precisely the wrong response, she let me know. illness.
Elizabeth Wurtzel died on January 7, 2020, at the age of 52, of complications from breast cancer. When I spoke with Roberta Feldman Brzezinski, her college roommate and friend ever since, she.
NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose blunt and painful confessions of her struggles with addiction and depression in the best-selling “Prozac Nation” made her a voice and a target for an anxious generation, died Tuesday at age 52.
Elizabeth Wurtzel,. Born in 1967 in New York City, Wurtzel was six when she wrote her first book — and 11 when she began going to therapy and struggling with self-harm. (Her father was the.