Other Authors on Cat Marnell

Rachel Tashjian of Vanity Fair interviewed Cat Marnell. She recognizes her free-spirited demeanor and seems to admire it in some ways. She also seems a bit skeptical about her overall, though she never explicitly says that. I happen to think Cat is hilarious and Rachel does recognize this, but she seems to discredit her writing in an under-toned way. This is the last line of the article:

“But what are you gonna do?” she said, discussing her haters. “Wear a unicorn wig and send God the bill—right?”

I find this to be the perfect description of Cat. As I have followed her as a writer and read numerous pieces she has written, I have found she is pretty good at deterring from the “haters”. I admire her in that way, as it is sometimes hard to not let other people’s opinions get to you!


Following Cat Marnell

I read Cat’s piece “I’D REALLY LIKE TO KNOW: Do You Prefer Vanilla?”. Clicking on the article and seeing a photo of a lotion I figured it was a product review. I hate product reviews, mainly because they are boring, but also because it’s either someone who absolutely LOVES the product too much to not be working for them or someone who absolutely HATES it and probably hates most things in the world because they are so dang negative. Anyways, I kept reading to see which Cat was going to be. She was honestly neither. It didn’t seem to be a conventional product review at all. The “vanilla” she referred to not only was referencing the lotion, but also the scent altogether and the characteristic. She exclaims how she wishes she was vanilla rather than just smelled like it. I laughed thinking about whether people would consider my personality “vanilla”. Now that i’m writing that, I would hope not. I’d like to believe I am a little different, but who really knows. Anyways, Cat’s writing is super unconventional and I love it. I can’t wait to finish her book “How to Murder Life” and hopefully by the end of it I know how to murder life as carefree as she does.

Following an Author: Cat Marnell

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.