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Elizabeth Wurtzel.

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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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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