Wurtzel, Elizabeth

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Wurtzel, Elizabeth Gender: F
Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel
born on 31 July 1967 at 11:46 (= 11:46 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°24 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°42'

Elizabeth Wurtzel
photo: David Shankbone (1974–), license cc-by-3.0


American writer and journalist, known for publishing her best-selling memoir Prozac Nation at the age of 27. The book chronicles her battle with depression as a college undergraduate and her eventual treatment with the medication Prozac. The film adaptation of Prozac Nation, starring Christina Ricci as Wurtzel premiered in 2001.

Wurtzel was brought up in New York City, in a Jewish family. Her parents, Lynne Winters and Donald Wurtzel, divorced when she was young. In 2016, Wurtzel discovered that her biological father was photographer Bob Adelman, and that she was the product of an affair between him and her mother.

Wurtzel received a BA in comparative literature from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School.

Wurtzel met photo editor and aspiring novelist James Freed Jr. in October 2013 at an addiction-themed reading. They became engaged in September 2014 and married in May 2015. As of 2019, Wurtzel reported they had "separated."

In February 2015, Wurtzel announced she had breast cancer and later underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Wurtzel died in Manhattan from leptomeningeal disease as a complication of metastasized breast cancer on 7 January 2020 at age 52.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Ricci, Christina (born 12 February 1980). Notes: 2001 film "Prozac Nation"


  • Work : Prize 1986 (Rolling Stone College Journalism Award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Memoir, "Prozac Nation")
  • Social : Secrets revealed March 2016 (Discovered identity of her biological father)
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Source Notes

Lepoivre/Astrotheme has the time 11:46am; no source given.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, JD)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Breast, brain)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Double mastectomy/ reconstruction)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (Medicated with Prozac)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Prozac Nation")
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Rolling Stone College Journalism Award)