- Name: Elizabeth Wurtzel
- Born: 07/31/1967
- Died: 01/07/2020 (52 years old)
- Occupation: Author, journalist, lawyer
Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel (July 31, 1967 – January 7, 2020) was an American writer and journalist, known for the confessional memoir Prozac Nation, which she published at the age of 27. Her work often focused on chronicling her personal struggles with depression, addiction, career, and relationships. Wurtzel’s work drove a boom in confessional writing and the personal memoir genre during the 1990s, and she was viewed as a voice of Generation X. In later life, Wurtzel worked briefly as an attorney before her death from breast cancer.
Birth Name: Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel
School: Harvard College (B.A.), Yale Law School (JD)
Genre: Confessional memoir
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, U.S.
Elizabeth Wurtzel quotes :
Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you've got all this great wisdom, you don't get to be young anymore.Elizabeth Wurtzel
The American Dream, coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else, has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up.Elizabeth Wurtzel
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.Elizabeth Wurtzel