Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Elizabeth Wurtzel was an American writer and journalist. Elizabeth Wurtzel was popular for their work Prozac Nation which was a confessional memoir published at the age of 27.

Early Childhood

Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel was born on 31st July 1967. Being born in late July, her zodiac sign was Leo. Likewise, Elizabeth was born in New York City, New York, United States of America, and was an American by nationality. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, she was Jewish by ethnicity and followed Jewish.

Likewise, Elizabeth grew up in a Jewish family in the Upper West Side of New York City. Similarly, talking about her family background, Elizabeth was born to Lynne Winters and Donald Wurtzel. Unfortunately, her parents parted ways when she was young and she spent her early childhood with her mother. Her mother used to work in a publishing house as a media consultant.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Moreover, while working along with her mother in the early 1960s she gained a lot of knowledge about printing and media. Likewise, in an article of 2018, she wrote that her biological father is Bob Adelman who is a photographer. Unfortunately, she had a very struggling childhood and in her memoir Prozac Nation, she shared all her childhood memory. Likewise, at the age of 12, she began suffering from depression and she admits to cutting herself when she was in adolescence.

Similarly, she had emotional angst, substance misuse, bad relationships, and family disputes since childhood. Furthermore, talking about her educational background, Elizabeth went to Harvard College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature. During her college days to she struggles with depression and substance abuse.


Unfortunately, in February 2015, she made an announcement that she was suffering from breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy. Likewise, on 7th January 2020 at the age of 52, she died due to leptomeningeal disease which was a complication of metastasized breast cancer.

Professional life

During her undergraduate days, Elizabeth used to write a lot. Similarly, she wrote ‘The Harvard Crimson’ receiving Rolling Stone College Journalism Award. While doing an internship at The Dallas Morning News she was accused of plagiarism and got fired. She then went to Greenwich Village in New York where she worked as a pop music critic for The New Yorker and New York Magazine.

Moreover, she was popular for her best-selling ‘Prozac Nation’ in the year 1994. This was a memoir of her which she wrote at the age of 27. Moreover, this book was the chronicles of her battle with depression as an undergraduate and the eventual treatment with her medication Prozac. Followed by her first book, she then made the second book ‘Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women’ in the year 1998.

This book was full of enormous contradictions, bizarre digressions, and illogical outbursts. Furthermore, she made another follow-up memoir ‘More, Now, Again’ in the year 2001. This memoir was primarily about her addiction to cocaine and Ritalin. Likewise, in the year 2004, she went to apply for Yale Law School.

Net worth

Elizabeth was an author by profession. Likewise, her major source of income was from her career in writing and journalism. Similarly, her net worth was $100,000.

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, Eliza was straight and in a marital relationship. She was in a relationship with her loving husband @jffreed.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Caption: Elizabeth with her husband. Source: Instagram

Body measurement and Social media

Unfortunately, there is no information about her body stats including height, weight, and vital stats given in media. Looking at his physical appearance, she has fair skin with blonde hair and a light brown pair of eyes.

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Elizabeth was active on Twitter and Instagram. Likewise, her Instagram account is @elizabethwurtzel and has 6.8k followers in it. Similarly, her Twitter account was @LizzieWurtzel and has 14.3k followers in it since she joined in August 2009.