A controversial, brave and revealing insight into the realities of drug addiction, from one of New York's most remarkable young writers
Cat Marnell is a CondU 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 marvel of a book...Through the highs, lows and lols, the self-loathing, self-tan and self-medicating, How to Murder Your Life is possibly the best book ever written by a recovering drug addict about the beauty industry." * i-D (Vice) *
"Marnell is a great storyteller. Funny, with the clever hustler's knack for an energetically spun tall tale, she has an upbeat tone that hardly falters, even when she recounts the most harrowing episodes of her life." * The New Yorker *
"[Marnell] writes about her life with a candor and self-awareness that is unexpected...I read this book in two wide-eyed sittings, cringing and laughing the whole way through." * BuzzFeed *
"The book is as compelling - and as problematic - as her magazine writing: vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic and repetitive, as benders are." * New York Times *