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The Resource How to murder your life : a memoir, Cat Marnell

How to murder your life : a memoir, Cat Marnell

Label
How to murder your life : a memoir
Title
How to murder your life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Cat Marnell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Cat Marnell, 'New York's enfant terrible' (The Telegraph), 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. From the Conde Nast building (where she rides the elevator alongside Anna Wintour) to seedy nightclubs, from doctors' offices and mental hospitals, Marnell shows--like no one else can--what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can't say no. Combining lightning-rod subject matter and bold literary aspirations, How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary"--
Summary
A former beauty editor at Lucky describes her secret life as a prescription-drug addict and bulimic who manipulated doctors into supporting her destructive lifestyle, recounting the early experiences that shaped her addictions and her struggles to balance her literary ambition with her disease
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550923
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.29/9092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5805.M3683
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
How to murder your life : a memoir, Cat Marnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781476752273
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954271053
Label
How to murder your life : a memoir, Cat Marnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781476752273
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954271053

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