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Cat Marnell Quits Job to Pursue Drugs

Drug addicts "make the worst staffers" says the former beauty columnist for xoJane.com.

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Marnell in her new full-time position.
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By May Wilkerson

06/14/12

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No cubicle can contain free spirit/drug addict/beauty blogger and part-time vampire Cat Marnell. The health and beauty columnist for the website xoJane.com and self-professed drug addict has left her job, reportedly over her refusal to get clean. Marnell has written openly about her drug use in her blog for the magazine, while garnering a community of loyal followers who relish her unique mix of confessional ramblings and beauty tips. She was recently profiled by New York Magazine, defending her druggy lifestyle the day before her employers ordered her to rehab. According to sources, Marnell has continued to take drugs—even showing up to work high. “I’m always on drugs,” she tells the NY Post in an email. “Look, I couldn’t spend another summer meeting deadlines behind a computer at night when I could be on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends and writing a book, which is what I’m doing next." Marnell seems optimistic and unflagging about her career change, claiming nine-to-fives are no place for junkies. "Drug addicts undeniably bring editorial black magic to the table like nobody else, but obviously we make the worst staffers. [...] We can fake it [for a time] ...before we turn into coddled emotional vampire nightmares.”

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