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.