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Elizabeth Wurtzel Dead - 'Prozac Nation' Author Dies at 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel Dead - 'Prozac Nation' Author Dies at 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel has sadly passed away at the age of 52.

The writer and journalist – known for publishing her best-selling memoir “Prozac Nation” – died following her battle with breast cancer on Tuesday (January 7) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, multiple outlets report.

Elizabeth made confessional-style memoirs popular and was a leading voice for Gen X.

Elizabeth had been battling metastatic breast cancer, her husband, Jim Freed, told The Washington Post. The cancer then spread to her brain, and she passed away due to complications from leptomeningeal disease.

Lizzie’s literary genius rests not just in her acres of quotable one-liners,” her longtime friend and fellow writer David Samuels told The New York Times, “but in her invention of what was really a new form, which has more or less replaced literary fiction — the memoir by a young person no one has ever heard of before. It was a form that Lizzie fashioned in her own image, because she always needed to be both the character and the author.”

She also wrote “Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women” and “More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction.”

Our thoughts are with Elizabeth Wurtzel‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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