Elizabeth Wurtzel, journalist and author of Prozac Nation, dies aged 52

Author of bestselling memoir about clinical depression, which made her a hashtag before there was Twitter, died from metastatic breast cancer Elizabeth Wurtzel, the journalist and author who chronicled her life with depression in the bestselling memoir Prozac Nation, has died at the age of 52. Writer David Samuels, Wurtzels friend since childhood, told the New York Times that Wurtzel had died in New York from metastatic breast cancer on Tuesday. Wurtzel, who tested positively for the BRCA genetic mutation, was an vocal advocate for BRCA testing in her journalism, while refusing pity for herself. wrote on Twitter: I met Lizzie in law school. She started mid-career as I was starting young. We were both misfits and she was kind …

Natalie Portman criticises ‘creepy’ Moby over ‘disturbing’ account of friendship

Musician says in memoir the pair dated, but Portman disputes account, saying my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me Natalie Portman has criticised Moby for a very disturbing account of their friendship in his new memoir she told Harpers Bazaar. He said I was 20; I definitely wasnt. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact-checking from him or his publisher it almost feels deliberate. The book has their first meeting dated as early September 1999, which would have made Portman who was born in June 1981 18. She added: That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me. It wasnt the case. There are many …