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How to murder your life : a memoir / Cat Marnell.

How to murder your life : a memoir / Cat Marnell.
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ISBN 9781785036064 (paperback)
9780091957353 (hardback)
Author Marnell, Cat author.
Title How to murder your life : a memoir / Cat Marnell.
Publisher/Date London : Ebury Press, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. 374 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary Note A candid and darkly humorous memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America--and that's all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a 'doctor shopper' who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything--anything--to sleep. This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school--and with a prescription for Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell's amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve.
Subject - Name Marnell, Cat
Subject Drug addicts -- New York (State) New York -- Biography
Women drug addicts -- New York (State) New York -- Biography
Young women -- New York (State) New York -- Biography
Clothing trade -- New York (State) New York -- Biography
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography
Fashion -- New York (State) New York
Nightlife -- New York (State) New York
Autobiographies.
Shelf Location 362.299 MARN
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