Death – Obituaries : Family and friends are mourning the death of Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author whose 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation” ignited conversations about the then-taboo topic of clinical depression, has died. She was 52.
Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel was an American writer and journalist, known for publishing her best-selling memoir Prozac Nation, at the age of 27. She received a BA in comparative literature from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose wrote of her struggles with addiction and depression in the best-selling “Prozac Nation,” died Tuesday at age 52, the AP reports https://t.co/Pkm1l2Hzfi
— Bloomberg (@business) January 7, 2020
Elizabeth Wurtzel’s writing was raw, honest, and unflinching. Prozac nation changed the way I look at mental health. She was a fearless feminist who ignored critics and helped get women’s stories heard, no matter how uncomfortable. Rest in Power. https://t.co/3AzUYuHouw
— Claudia B (@shrillandchill) January 7, 2020
Elizabeth Wurtzel and her writing inspired many others to speak openly about their mental health issues. RIP. https://t.co/IkTUc5j9x0
— Strongmind (@strngmind) January 7, 2020
If you’re familiar with Prozac Nation then you know Elizabeth Wurtzel. Sadly, she passed away today. Here’s an insightful and lovely piece she wrote about the great Bob Dylan a few years ago. https://t.co/znf8ycSXW7
— Steph (@stephieelm) January 7, 2020
Elizabeth Wurtzel, ‘Prozac Nation’ Author, Dies at 52: Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America,” died on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. She was 52. Wurtzel announced her breast cancer diagnosis in 2015.… https://t.co/AcQoFsTvQY
— Gossip Bucket (@GossipBucket) January 7, 2020
“I am motivated to write because it is what I am meant to do. It is not a choice – it is what I am. I did not choose writing – it chose me. And I believe it is necessarily that way. Anyone doing this for some other reason should not be.”
-Elizabeth Wurtzel 💔 @LizzieWurtzel
— jessica pilot (@JessicaPilot212) January 7, 2020
I wrote this article on Prozac Nation a while back to mark its 20th anniversary. Luckily, I’m pretty sure my own writing has got better since but the book itself remains Elizabeth Wurtzel’s masterpiece.https://t.co/kL6vWYs4RL
— Victoria (@VictoriaJSadler) January 7, 2020
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