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MARCH 11, 2020 – The timeline bounces back and forth between his childhood, starting at age seven, to his adult life in Venice, California. Growing up, he writes, his father was gone a lot, his mother rarely said ‘I love you,’ and his brother and nanny were his best friends. As a preteen, he experimented with alcohol and marijuana but eventually developed an eating disorder. “I forced myself to throw up with a simple contraction of my stomach muscles. It was easy for me,” he writes. “I had learned to purge my system at age 12, and for the decade that followed, I had suffered from bulimia.” Once he was sent off to a prestigious private school in New Hampshire, he tried cocaine for the first time. Completely uprooted and unsure of his life, he moved to New York after college and completely depleted his trust fund on a penthouse.