Prozac Nation author, Elizabeth Wurtzel, dies aged 52

Prozac Nation author, Elizabeth Wurtzel, dies aged 52

Author of the best-selling 1994 memoir Prozac Nation, Elizabeth Wurtzel, has died aged 52.

Her husband, Jim Freed, told US media she died at a New York hospital after a long battle with cancer, BBC reports.

Published when she was in her 20s, Prozac Nation detailed her struggles with depression and addiction.

It included details of her self-harm, drug use and sex life, and made her an influential voice of Generation X.

Her other books included Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women and More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction, while her essays were featured in publications including The New York Times.

In a 2015 piece for the newspaper, Ms Wurtzel wrote about being diagnosed with breast cancer and having chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.