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Elizabeth’s Wurtzel’s memoir Prozac Nation established her as one of the pre-eminent voices of her generation. In Bitch, Wurtzel now turns her ferocious intelligence to a subject she understands as intimately as herself: difficult women. In seven powerful chapters, both celebratory and cautionary, Elizabeth Wurtzel charts the history of manipulative women from biblical times through to trophy brides, political wives and dazzling depressives. Her prose is as provocative as the women whose miseries she chronicles – Amy Fisher, Sylvia Plath, Princess Diana and Nicole Simpson to name a few. Bitch is the most searing critique of contemporary gender relations to appear in the past twenty years.


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  1. Elaine Showalter, The Guardian

    ‘A brilliant feminist manifesto in the great tradition that stretches from Mary Wollstonecraft to Germaine Greer … as manic and chaotic as it is intellectually dazzling and daring … Wurtzel shares the streetwise persona and love of pop culture made familiar by other nineties feminist supernovas. But unlike Camilia Paglia she is compassionate; unlike Katie Roiphe she is grown-up; unlike Julie Burchill she is sane. BITCH is an optimistic exciting call to life rather than death. The right book at the right time’

  2. Matt Seaton, Esquire

    ‘a promiscuous rampage through the raw stuff of popular culture … outrageous, suggestive and difficult … vastly entertaining’

  3. Maureen Freely, The Express

    ‘The history of female manipulation as told by the baddest, brainiest babe from Generation X’

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