In Julia Phillips’s recently reissued memoir, “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again,” from 1991, the late movie producer offers the following reflection: “In L.A., there are only three things to do: work, drugs, and have a nervous breakdown. Show More Summary
Ask Cat Marnell, the former Condé Nast beauty editor who has documented her decades-long drug addiction in shamelessly scandalous columns for Vice and xoJane, whether her new memoir, “How to Murder Your Life,” glorifies drug abuse, and she doesn’t skip a beat. “Sure! It’s glorious,” she breezily...
Cat Marnell and Alana Massey both have new books out, and they are, in their own ways, variants on the genre of “confessional” writing. In an essay for Slate, Katy Waldman unpacks their essential appeal and their arguments, describing how each goes about the task of reinventing the concept of the memoir. Show More Summary
Cat Marnell, the madcap former beauty editor who parlayed her drug addiction into a blogging platform at xoJane, didn’t start her memoir until the day it was due. That book, How to Murder Your Life, emerged three years later, but it still feels like something Marnell dashed off in 24 hours while on speed. Show More Summary
In “How to Murder Your Life” and “All the Lives I Want,” Cat Marnell and Alana Massey till the raw ground of the personal.
In 2012, beauty writer and noted drug aficionado Cat Marnell sold a book proposal to Simon & Schuster for $500,000. Marnell, known for her xoJane beauty columns about partying, had a gift for glamorizing what would be, in a lesser writer’s hands, perhaps a rock bottom. “Look, I couldn’t spend another summer meeting… Read more...
Before aspiring editors could break into the notoriously competitive world of fashion and beauty publishing by becoming Instagram famous, vlogging on YouTube or starting a blog, hopefuls had to get their foot in the door the old fashioned way: by interning at a big name magazine, preferably one... Continue reading
“How to Murder Your Life” describes a harrowing progression from Ritalin to alcohol, cocaine, heroin and PCP and a fascination with glossy magazines.
Because you want to hear the new Migos album, check out today's mid-day links: Conan heads to Mexico, pronouncing Houston Street, Trump's billionaire backers, Melania eats diamonds, Cat Marnell profile, and baby rhino explores. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary
And the “unhealthy health writer” has a new memoir.
Interns make great prescription drug mules.
These are the stories making headlines on Friday.Cat Marnell is back at xoJaneThe controversial beauty editor is returning to her former stomping ground, xoJane, as a contributing editor. "Cat and I have stayed friends and have always wanted to work together again," wrote founding... Continue reading
The prodigal daughter returns.
All hail the bad, rad, queen of must-have beauty buys.
There's no attractive way to be a writer.
Because of that whole weird Cat Marnell accusing Jane Pratt of child abuse Twitterpallooza meltdown thing, I think we can all assume that Marnell won't be invited back to XO Jane anytime soon. Because writing is hard and coming up with...Show More Summary
If my calculations are correct, former xoJane writer and upcoming $500K memoirist Cat Marnell had a Twitter meltdown yesterday and it was…confusing. I can’t tell whether or not she’s actually angry at her ex-editor (and current xoJane EIC) Jane Pratt or if they’re just being silly. Show More Summary
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While most of us were eyeballing chic sweatpieces to maximize our turkey-sides-pie eating potential, celebs of all sorts spent this pre-Thanksgiving week eating, drinking, and celebrating early. Rebecca Minkoff threw a "Friendsgiving" supper and cooking class with Phil Oh, Hannah Bronfman, and the New Potato girls, while the American Museum... More »