Last seen confessing a shopping addiction, Philly scribe Buzz Bissinger has returned from rehab—and says he’s changed: No more Twitter, no more Daily Beast, and no more expensive clothing. All the really nice stuff went into a storage locker in Texas. He tells Vanity Fair: “I went into rehab for a variety of compulsive and dangerous behaviors, shopping addiction the least of them. I was doing physical harm to myself and beginning to take pharmaceuticals. I did tremendous damage to my marriage and caused my wife unforgivable pain. I also hurt others. I no longer cared about anything. I had a breakdown on pretty much every front. It had been in the making for years. The GQ (shopping addiction) story really did create an enormous misperception, one that was my fault. But I do not regret it. It was my way of bottoming out and knowing that I needed in-treatment help. I could no longer continue the way I was living.” [Vanity Fair]
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