How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell
Resume: US editions of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour and Lucky
Why you should read it: Cat Marnell's memoir has all the elements of a intern-turned-editor success story (elevator rides with Anna Wintour and all), but she is brutally honest about her private-school-borne prescription drug addiction, bulimia and self harming. Be prepared, too: it isn't a tale of redemption. Cat Marnell is still struggling with addiction, in fact, it's what she's become known for. Even in the book's afterword she writes, "There's a bottle of Adderall right next to me as I sit writing this. It has always been my 'mostly companion,' as Eloise would say."
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