On the one hand, she has been smart enough to publish best-seller "Prozac Nation" and graduate from Yale Law School. On the other hand, she aired her emotional issues in such a flamboyant way that they have positioned her as "trouble." There are those who find trouble a kind of value added. The law firm Boies Schiller might have been one of them. She had a job there as an associate.
She will no longer be there after she wraps up her cases, reports David Lat at Abovethelaw.com. Lat spoke to her. It seems the party line has it that it's time for her to focus more on her writing and less on the business of practicing law.
What we do know is that Wurtzel had a good job in that she was working at a well thought of firm with well thought of attorney David Boies. Now she doesn't have that job. Agreed, she is a talented writer who had marketing down cold. However, she is entering a world of severe glut in the journalism and book publishing marketplace. Given her track record, she could land on her feet. Indeed she might get a gig as a contract writer for ATL and on legal matters for FORBES as ATL alumna Kashmir Hill does.
On the other hand, she might find she has run out of runway. Her career could collapse. After all, she is getting older. Her game has been that of a young girl.