confessions of a shopaholic

Buzz Bissinger Reportedly in Rehab for Gucci Addiction

Buzz Bissinger.
Buzz Bissinger.

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Buzz Bissinger reportedly checked into an inpatient rehab facility on Tuesday following the publication of a lengthy confessional essay in GQ, which contained lurid details about his descent into shopping addiction (he’s spent $638,412.97 on clothing alone since 2010). Bissinger issued a written statement to NBC News on the same day:

I wrote this because I love beautiful clothing, too much obviously. But also because I believe it will help others who are struggling with addiction, as well as self-expression and the damage that can be done by denying who you are. I wrote it because it was the only way I know of coming to terms and getting the help I am now getting.

Although a few outlets (including NBC) reported his entry to rehab yesterday, his location remains undisclosed.

Reports: Bissinger in Rehab for Gucci Addiction