Elizabeth Wurtzel, who came to prominence as an author before going to law school and forging a second career with Boies Schiller Flexner, died in Manhattan on Tuesday due to complications from metastatic breast cancer. She was 52. 

In 1994, at age 27, Wurtzel wrote “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America.” The book, a confessional memoir about her battle with depression as a college undergraduate, became a best-seller and was later adapted for the big screen. She published three more books, “Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women,” “The Bitch Rules: Common Sense Advice for an Uncommon Life” and “More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction,” before changing her focus to law in the mid-2000s.

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