Elizabeth Wurtzel

Quick Facts of Elizabeth Wurtzel
Celebrated Name Elizabeth Wurtzel
Age 52 years old
Nick Name Elizabeth Wurtzel
Birth Name Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel
Birth Date 1967-07-31
Gender Female
Profession American writer
Nationality American
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States
Father Bob Adelman
Mother Lynne Winters
Ethnicity Jewish
Horoscope leo
Education Harvard College, Yale Law School, Ramaz School and Ramaz School
Famous for best-selling 1994 memoir Prozac Nation, published when she was 27. The book chronicles her battle with depression as a college undergraduate and her eventual treatment with the medication Prozacfa,fa
Husband Jim Freed
Marital Status married
Net Worth $100 thousand
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Who is Elizabeth Wurtzel?

Elizabeth Wurtzel was an American writer, lawyer, and journalist, known for publishing her best-selling memoir Prozac Nation at the age of 27. The film adaptation of Prozac Nation, starring Christina Ricci, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2001. She created a short term media commotion because of her death on January 7, 2020, at age 52 the cause being a complication of metastasized breast cancer.

What was Elizabeth Wurtzel famous for?

Wurtzel was best known for her best-selling 1994 memoir Prozac Nation, published when she was 27. The book chronicles her battle with depression as a college undergraduate and her eventual treatment with the medication Prozac. 

What happened to Elizabeth Wurtzel?

Wurtzel died in Manhattan from leptomeningeal disease as a complication of metastasized breast cancer on January 7, 2020, at age 52. She has been fighting cancer since February 2015 the time Wurtzel announced she had breast cancer. She created a short term media commotion because of her death on January 7, 2020, at age 52 the cause being a complication of metastasized breast cancer.

Where was Elizabeth Wurtzel from?

Elizabeth Wurtzel was born as Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel on July 31, 1967, to parents, Lynne Winters and Donald Wurtzel. Her mother is a media consultant. Her real biological father was Bob Adelman, a photographer. Wurtzel was brought up in the Upper East Side around New York City, in a Jewish family. So her religion is Judaism. Her nationality is American and belongs to Jewish ethnicity. Her zodiac is Leo. Her parents divorced when she was young. Wurtzel developed depression at the age of ten to twelve. She attended the Ramaz School in New York City. She received a BA in comparative literature[2] from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School. While an undergraduate at Harvard College, she has already started writing for The Harvard Crimson and The Dallas Morning News.

What was Elizabeth Wurtzel's career?

Elizabeth started her journalism career as an Intern at Dallas Morning News while being an undergraduate at Harvard College where she was also writing for The Harvard Crimson during the 1980s.she was fired from the latter published in 1988 after being accused of plagiarism. Wurtzel received the 1986 Rolling Stone College Journalism Award. She then started writing for The Wall Street Journal until 2008. Wurtzel wrote an article arguing the vehemence of opposition demonstrated in Europe to Israel’s actions of Israel–Gaza conflict in 2008–2009 for The Guardian Likewise, In 2009 Wurtzel wrote an article in Elle magazine about societal pressures related to aging. Wurtzel also worked as a lawyer and was employed full-time at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York City from 2008 to 2012. She continued to work for the firm as a case manager and on special projects in later days.

In early 2013 Wurtzel published a New York Magazine article describing her own lamentations life experiences about her unconventional choices of wasting money on heroin, lucrative costly Birkin bags, failure to marry, form a family, buy a house, save money or invest for retirement, etc. The article provoked a number of criticisms. Elizabeth has also published her own books. Her first book, Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America: A Memoir became the best-selling in 1994. Wurtzel's follow-up memoir to Prozac Nation was Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women (1998) and More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction and Tweezing habits(2001).

Who was Elizabeth Wurtzel's husband?

Elizabeth was a married woman. She was married to photo editor and aspiring novelist James Freed Jr. in May 2015. They first met in October 2013 at an addiction-themed reading. They engaged in September 2014 and married the following year. They were reported to have separated in 2019. Previously, Wurtzel had a romantic relationship with writer David Foster Wallace back in 2008 as suggested by and celebrity blog, Gawker.com

What was Elizabeth Wurtzel's net worth?

The author of best-selling memoir Prozac Nation, Elizabeth’s net worth was estimated at $100 thousand before her death on January 7, 2020. Her major source of income was her writing and journalism career writing for various new publications including, Dallas Morning News, New York Magazine, Elle Magazine, and some other more. Further information regarding her cars, houses and other businesses is currently not available.

How tall was Elizabeth Wurtzel?

A lawyer and journalist, Elizabeth have an average body size in all-around prospects. She had blonde hair and brown eye color. Further information about her height, weight, measurements, dress, and shoe size are currently not known. She has a straight sexual orientation.


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