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Elizabeth Wurtzel

We Now Live in Lou Reed's America

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Mark Yzaguirre

While New York City was Reed's muse and home, it's not as though the mayor of New York gave Reed and the Velvet Underground the keys to the city in 1969. Reed was part of a cultural underground that had outposts all over the world.

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Home
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Juliann Garey on the Nature of Memory and Sex in a Bipolar World

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

No, he is a man who is spiraling into a vortex of delusion, mania and depression. But the book is about more than mental illness. It is a meditation on memory, its hopscotch, recursive nature and the extent to which forgiveness is possible for the memory-deprived.

Sorry, Lizzie Wurtzel, It's Not Cool to Not Have a Savings Account

Nisha Chittal | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Nisha Chittal

Saving, investing and growing your net worth gives you the greatest freedom of all, because you're no longer tied down by the limits of money; you're free to travel, to move, to take risks, to ascend in your career, to take care of your family and to handle unexpected surprises.

Elizabeth Wurtzel As a Cautionary Tale

Pauline Millard | Posted 03.10.2013 | Home
Pauline Millard

The next time a friend is going off the deep end, say something. Be rude. Hurt her feelings a little. It's a new year and a perfect time to try it out the honesty principle

Running On Empty: Wishing Adulthood for Elizabeth Wurtzel

Kerry Cohen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Kerry Cohen

There are times I wish I could call Wurtzel on the phone and tell her how much her work meant to me. I think she's a good writer. I think she's smart. But until she has something new to say, something that is still truly about our generation, I wish she would stop.

I'd Rather Be Happy

Kate Fridkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
Kate Fridkis

Should I go get a "real job" instead? Should my mom have? My childhood would have been totally different. My mom, maybe, would have not appeared so bold to me. So brave.

Earning My Keep: Unpaid Labor is Still Work

Erika Christakis | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Unpaid labor helps to supports families and the communities they live in, it supports industry and it props up the global economy in myriad ways just as surely as the wage-earning jobs do.

Why The Workplace Doesn't Work For Parents

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Several high-profile articles in the past few days have created one of those crystallizing moments -- a spotlight on the on the fact that work just doesn't work for so many of us. The more of these moments we have, the greater the chance that things actually change, so let's seize this one and keep talking.

Dear Elizabeth Wurtzel: Stay-At-Home Moms Are Feminists, Too

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Staying home to raise children is a privilege, especially in today's economy. But non-millionaire moms do it all the time.

Blame Stay-At-Home Moms For The War On Women | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Who knew that someone like me could single-handedly end a movement that's been around since the days of Mary Wollstonecraft (the mother of the woman who penned Frankenstein) and fan the flame under a new skirmish in a war that I hate!

These Are the 99 Percent Of The Literary World

New York Magazine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

A group of writers has started a website called Occupy Writers in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests....

Writers We Loved In The 90s: Where Are They Now? | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

The ’90s publishing paradigm favored confessional memoirs, legal thrillers, and books about genetically recreated dinosaurs taking over amusement pa...