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So, a few weeks ago I ran a piece where I anonymously interviewed a girl who hooked up with Rapper/internet sensation Riff Raff. I thought that talking to girls who had perhaps had his penis inside them might shed some light.
There her writing took a turn, from bleakly funny and self-deprecating to overtly dark and self-lacerating.
Hoping to give a glimpse into her ‘methlab mind’, she wrote of her vampire hours, soulless sexual encounters and fragile mental state with a stylised tone meant to mimic the effects of the drugs she’d been on. Then, after only a few months, she quit Amphetamine Logic as well.
Suddenly she was New York’s newest bad girl, the first depressive young beauty to have a public meltdown in the Twitter age.And despite her very public history of abuse of the drug, she was able to get a psychiatrist to prescribe it with little trouble. kostenlose partnersuche Kiel ‘I definitely represent everything that is wrong with American psychiatry,’ she tells me matter-of-factly. The system.’ When I first met Marnell last autumn she was both literally high and riding high on the first intoxicating wave of celebrity.‘I’m going to be the bald Britney Spears of the literary world,’ she gleefully told The Wall Street Journal, referring to her trajectory as ‘falling up’.Rolling Stone labelled her a Hot Bukowski (after the confessional author Charles Bukowski). She was quickly snatched up by Vice, the irreverent youth media conglomerate, where she began a column called Amphetamine Logic.
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Keep Reading » Before the B B Newsroom launched, we promised you cats — and on our pop-up’s final night tomorrow, Sunday, we’re giving you Cat. And because one East Village firebrand deserves another, we’re pairing her with photographer Richard Kern for what’s sure to be a lively discussion about pushing boundaries and pushing buttons. As you might guess from the title, the 27-year-old Williamsburger’s essay collection recounts her experiences with sexual development and peripheral subjects like pick-up artists, pubic hair and masturbation. The stories span her time from a precocious yungun’ in California to a disillusioned editorial assistant in New York City. As a beauty writer at the women’s website xojane, she gained a following for writing as much about her rampant drug use as she did about the beauty products she was ostensibly there to cover.(A sample column: ‘I spent two weeks in a mental institution, but left with better hair.’) Americans have never shied away from confessional writing, and Marnell is hardly the first to mine her own narcotic-enhanced experiences for material. And was this what it took to stand out and find fame in a digital age when everyone has a blog and an opinion?‘I think my biggest success in my life,’ she says, voicing breaking, ‘has been taking my failure – which really was natural, inevitable, something I could not control because of my addictions – and looking at the f— disaster that was my life and being like, “What can I do with this?