Cat Marnell is a writer who used to write overshare-y pieces about her life of partying, drugs, and sex for XoJane and Vice. She got a $500,000 book advance to write about her life, and burned through it by spending it on expensive shit and drugs.
She gave an interview about her spending habits.-On growing up rich:
"Everyone’s always like, “Oh, she has daddy’s money.” First of all, that’s very sexist. It was always my grandmother’s money
.... I stayed with her after I left my job at Lucky magazine and was on disability... [She] would just write me checks.-On blowing through her book advance:
"When I first got my book money, I rented the sickest loft in Tribeca.
It had three levels and a private entrance on Cortlandt Alley. It was enchanting. But I couldn’t afford it
... I bought a bunch of nice furniture. I got one of those massive marble tables from White on White, and an Icarus Wing light, and this other Italian lamp that would change colors. I bought an embroidered pillow for $4,000."( More, if you can stomach it...Collapse )Do your relatives bail you out financially? If you had $500,000+, what would you spend it on?Source