A controversial, brave and revealing insight into the realities of drug addiction, from one of New York’s most remarkable young writers
By the age of 15, Cat Marnell longed to work in the glamorous world of women's magazines - but was also addicted to the ADHD meds prescribed by her father. Within 10 years she was living it up in New York as a beauty editor at Condé Nast, with a talent for 'doctor-shopping' that secured her a never-ending supply of prescriptions. Her life had become a twisted merry-go-round of parties and pills at night, while she struggled to hold down her high-profile job during the day.
Witty, magnetic and penetrating - prompting comparisons to Brett Easton Ellis and Charles Bukowski - Cat Marnell reveals essential truths about her generation, brilliantly uncovering the many aspects of being an addict with pin-sharp humour and beguiling style.
About the Author
Cat Marnell is a Condé Nast drop-out and former beauty editor at Lucky and xoJane.com. She wrote the ‘Amphetamine Logic’ column for Vice. How to Murder Your Life is her first book.
"Marnell recounts parties and drugs and sex in writing that mirrors the experience of being on drugs - sometimes fizzing ... and, just as often, cold and blunt and brutal" * Guardian * "A gifted memoirist ... [She displays] a willingness to tell unflattering truths about herself that reminded me of Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation" * New York Times Magazine * "Brims with all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer's true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions and identity." * Harper's Bazaar * "With her divisive mix of ego, honesty, sordidness and humor, Ms. Marnell is becoming the latest online lightning rod" * Wall Street Journal * "Challenging ... captivating and controversial" * The Atlantic Wire *
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th February 2017
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.5 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.41