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Cat Marnell Gets $500K for Memoir

Cat Marnell, who quit her job at xojane.com in June of last year to do more drugs, has herself a book deal. The New York Post reports that Simon & Schuster is paying Marnell $500,000 for her memoir, titled How to Murder Your Life.

The proposal for the book — shockingly enough — included many tales of getting high and having sex. Two examples of the latter included Marnell getting “choked out by a Park Avenue millionaire kid in a pine grove by the reservoir at 4 a.m.” and “sex in vacant lots in Bushwick with white rappers.”

That sounds so rebellious and daring. You should read it if you care about sad rich kids trying to ruin their privileged lives.

Hopefully the book deal means Marnell is doing well. Maybe the memoir will even be about how glamorizing addiction is a terrible thing to do. Let us know if it is, because we’re going to pass.

For more on Marnell, check out Mediabistro’s interview with Jane Pratt, who said there was more to Marnell’s exit from the site than drug abuse.

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