Congradulations!—Sarah Silverman. She updates each entry by tracking down the people involved and asking awkward questions like, "Do you remember when I tried to beat you up?" Sometimes old friends apologize. Sometimes they become new enemies.
How to Murder Your Life: A MemoirSimon & Schuster #ad - From the condé nast building to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell “treads a knife edge between glamorizing her own despair and rendering it with savage honesty. With the skill of a pulp novelist” the new york Times Book Review what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no.
This is a tale of self-loathing, and yes, self-sabotage, self-tanner. 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.
Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, ambitions, revelatory, and identity” Harper’s Bazaar, happiness, How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, and necessary. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve.
How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir #ad - . But she hid a secret life. It begins at a posh new england prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to new york, teen vogue, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Glamour, and Lucky.
From the new york times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, very funny, heartbreaking, chaotic” The New York Times memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, maddening, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs.
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This is a true new york fairy tale brought to life—Sex and the City on acid. Starting in 2005, mandy picks up everything to move across the country to Manhattan, looking for a fresh start. As she searches for the truth behind the façade, Mandy realizes that falling in love won’t fix her—until she learns to accept herself first.
. She is newly divorced, thirty-years-old, with a dream job at the New York Post. The drug-fueled, never-ending party starts off as thrilling…but grows ever-terrifying. Too many blackout nights and scary decisions begin to add up. Filled with heart and humor, it’s scary good. Courtney love unwifeable is the “riveting” cheryl strayed, “inspirational” Issa Rae, “hilarious” Candace Bushnell debut memoir from notorious dating columnist Mandy Stadtmiller that is destined to “blow you away” Colin Quinn.
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You have major opinions that lie barely beneath the surface. Free gift with purchasefrom the beloved beauty editor of Lucky magazine comes a dishy, charming, and insightful memoir of an unlikely career. Even if you think you know nothing about them, you actually know plenty about them and, in fact, or even if you think you hate them, have several of them that you love.
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In free gift with purchase, she invites us into the absurd excess of the offices, closets, and medicine cabinets of beauty editors. Combining the personal stories of a quirky tomboy who found herself in the inner circle of the beauty world with priceless makeup tips Is there really a perfect red lipstick out there for everyone? Which miracle skin potion actually works?, fashion, Jean Godfrey-June takes us behind the scenes to a world of glamour, and celebrity.
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From “candid tales of celebrity life, and general busy-ness” W Magazine, mom life, This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” Bustle. A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and new York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories.
This Will Only Hurt a Little #ad - . Imagine i love lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” The New Yorker. There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak, Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun.
. In a memoir “that often reads like a real world confessional or an open diary” Kirkus Reviews, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood.
Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small.
Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A MemoirSelectBooks #ad - When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city's clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control. Girl walks out of a bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism.
A chilling, cautionary tale. Ann dowsett johnston, author of drink: the intimate relationship Between Women and Alcohol Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload.
Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir #ad - Girl walks out of a bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish.
Lisa smith gives us a darkly comic, honest, and completely relatable inside look at high-functioning addiction in the world of corporate law-a sort of 'Sex and the Psych Ward. It's inspiring, informative, and impossible to put down. Jennifer belle, or staging her own semi-intervention, best-selling author of high maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch "Whether she's telling the town car driver to turn around so she can ditch showing up for her niece's birth and meet her coke dealer, Smith takes us into the mind of someone who's completely in control while being radically out of control.
This girl may have walked out of a bar, but she's walked into one of the best addiction memoirs I've ever read.
My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying CleanHachette Books #ad - But on christmas eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon. Within months, divorced, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service.
In the tradition of blackout and permanent midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in beverly hills, amy dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance.
My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean #ad - . But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. Soon, smoke it, if you could snort it, or have sex with, she did. In the tradition of orange is the new black and jerry stahl's permanent Midnight, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.
For two years, assigned to a hollywood boulevard "chain gang, " she swept up syringes and worse as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, sex addiction, all while struggling with sobriety, and starting over in her forties.
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in AmericaMariner Books #ad - Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back.
New york times "A book that became a cultural touchstone. New yorker elizabeth wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Elizabeth wurtzel's new York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose.
Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too!Random House #ad - She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. Now I know. Ellen degeneres “i love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does.
Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!”—Tiffany Haddish. And then Donald Trump happens. 1 new york times bestseller • the funny, all-true story of chelsea handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, friends, a shaman, sad, assistants, four Chow Chows, super-honest, various family members living and departed, some well-placed security cameras, and a lot of ediblesA SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time.
Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too! #ad - Amy schumerin a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L. A. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.
Thrillingly honest, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea Handler’s memoir keeps readers laughing, insightful, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives. Praise for life will be the death of me“you thought you knew Chelsea Handler—and she thought she knew herself—but in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - From one of our boldest, like the rest of her needs, a recent columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, pretty, most celebrated new literary voices, thin, shouldn't she? She's young, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, by her inheritance.
Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, even necessary, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, alienation can be. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, Reva.
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More, Now, Again: A Memoir of AddictionSimon & Schuster #ad - They are the sweetness in the days that have none. A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, at the tender age of twenty-six. It was ritalin, and then cocaine, and then more Ritalin. But no success could staunch her continuous battle with depression.
I always need more. In a harrowing account, elizabeth wurtzel contemplates what it means to be in love with something in your blood that takes over your body, becomes the life force within you -- and could ultimately kill you. The terrible truth was that nothing had changed the emptiness inside Elizabeth.
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