Elizabeth Wurtzel   book cover  
Elizabeth Wurtzel    

essay: Vashti

author reading

photo diary

Bitch: an excerpt

  Editor Betsy Lerner on Elizabeth Wurtzel:

"Editing Elizabeth Wurtzel is like editing a hurricane, like producing Courtney's albums, like mainlining sticky blue ink. What can I make your cake, now eat it. This book is full throttle. Elizabeth is the Howard Stern of the page, the Hunter Thompson of the young feminists. Her Jewish education informs every sentence: this is an Old Testament book. I think I saw Cynthia Ozick reading a copy on the Metro North commuter train to New Rochelle..."

In this issue of Bold Type we interview the fiery author, offer several excerpts from Bitch, feature a reading by Elizabeth and an exclusive essay on Vashti, one of the Bible's first misunderstood women.

Photo of Elizabeth Wurtzel copyright © Marion Ettlinger

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