My first introduction to Cat Marnell was her novel “How to Murder Your Life”. Reading this novel not only made me love the raw, unorthodox style of the novel itself, but also opened my eyes to the high-stress environment of the fashion industry I had planned on joining. This made me do a complete re-working of my career plans. Did I want to be working under people that would promote the tensions that clearly were “normalized”?
Following Cat’s writing before the release of her novel was interesting to say the least. It was clear she was exposed in a way that she wanted to connect with her readers, even prior to telling her readers about her personal story. The completely honest, “unedited” feel her writing embodies has inspired me to pursue writing that I was always scared of fully committing to. Honest writing.