Elizabeth Wurtzel


Biography of Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel (born July 31, 1967) is an American writer and journalist, known for her work in the confessional memoir genre. She has a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Wurtzel was brought up in New York City in a Jewish family. Her parents divorced when she was young. As described in her memoir Prozac Nation, Wurtzel's depression began at the ages of 10 to 12. She attended the Ramaz School in the Upper East Side of New York City. While an undergraduate at Harvard College, she wrote for The Harvard Crimson and The Dallas Morning News. She was fired from The Dallas Morning News after being accused of plagiarism. Wurtzel also received the 1986 Rolling Stone College Journalism Award.

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