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How to Murder Your Life : A Memoir

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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.



  • Cat Marnell has had everything handed to her on a silver platter, and this book deal is no different. It's easy to dismiss her as a clueless, entitled white girl with nothing significant to say. But let me tell you, she's actually pretty damn brilliant. She's infuriating, exasperating, and relentless in her own way. Unlike any other addiction memoir I've come across, she manages to sneak in moments of deep self-awareness and wisdom without any warning. There's no preaching here, but somehow she manages to convey revolutionary ideas beneath her casual writing style. In addition, this book serves as a bit of a middle finger to our culture, which tends to glamorize men hitting rock bottom with addiction while disregarding the fact that women actually die at higher rates from alcoholism because they're not allowed to be seen as addicts. Another thing worth mentioning is that this isn't a story of neat, tidy recovery with a bow on top. So don't expect that. It's real, it's raw, and it's gritty. I can't get this book out of my head. In fact, I listened to it twice because I wanted my friend to experience it too. It's truly revolutionary in its own way.
  • Wow, there was an excessive amount of screeching in this audiobook. I must admit, I found this memoir about drug use quite underwhelming. However, I did find some enjoyment in the conclusion, and it's good to see that the author is making some progress with her life, although it's not entirely convincing. Overall, I have to say that this is one of the least favorite books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
  • In general, I found the book quite entertaining. However, I could have done without the incessant high-pitched screams and loud outbursts that always seemed to happen whenever a mouse or rat was brought up.
  • This book is mindless, shallow and repetitive. It sounds like the audience target is 17-21 however the content is much more mature. Cat wrote exactly how she speaks... like a valley girl. I could hardly listen.
  • Loved it! The way she talks about her addiction, I felt sucked into the desperation kind of feeling she describes and I couldn't stop listening! Also I would feel kind of icky after listening for a while, to me a great sign of a good book is that it can give you a feeling that stays with you for a while. She is brutally honest and real and I appreciate how she points out what a privileged brat she was, but addiction does not discriminate. Great listen, hope to hear more from her like maybe going in to some of the side stories in a separate book that she didn't have time to go into with this one.
  • like being stuck next to a mindless teenager on an 11 hour flight. There was no substance or story of value between her horrible constant screaming about pests and her diatribes of clothing names and outfits. save yourself time and read a middle school girls diary. it will be shorter.
  • Well, this is real. Although she lived the life of a privileged drug addict, she shows how not glamorous this lifestyle is. I am approximately the same age as her, so I appreciated the timeline. My life is very different. I am a chiropractor and haven't as much as taken a Tylenol in 20 years, but ironically my husband is a pain management doctor. We see the struggle in our office and it is real. Today with electronic health records and rgulations on urinalysis, prescription drugs are much harder to come by on the legal market, but if you try hard enough, you can just as effectively murder you're life. I hope this helps to detour a few people from this lifestyle. I also (truly) appreciate the sarcasm, foul language and lack of political correctness. Rock on!