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Jan. 8, 2020 — Elizabeth Wurtzel, 1967-2020

Remember this?

Yesterday, this happened. And it was because of cancer.

Elizabeth Wurtzel was a very complex person, and she had the right to be so. She had gone through a lot in her early life, details of which were in her memoir “Prozac Nation.”

She was a brilliant mind, attending Harvard for her bachelor’s degree and Yale for law school, graduating from the latter at the age of 40.

I identified with her — not only because we both worked for the same school newspaper at around the same time, but because we took our time in our educational endeavors.

She was a groundbreaking writer, pioneering unvarnished confessional tomes years before they became commonplace; heck, another one of my former newspaper colleagues self-published such a book a couple of years back.

She was one of a kind.

Rest in power, Elizabeth.