May 18, 2022 • 22M

Chapter 1, Part 3: My Letter to Hillary Clinton

This is the third installment of my serialized memoir, SMIRK, about my relationship with Martin Shkreli. This section is for paid subscribers.

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Christie Smythe
My experiences uncovering the story of, and falling in love with, Martin Shkreli.
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If you’ve been reading my serialized memoir SMIRK so far, then you know the basic outline of the story. I’m the former Bloomberg reporter who broke the story of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s arrest. And then I fell in love with him.

Before I could figure out how to explain the situation to my close friends and even my family, I put it all into a letter… to former First Lady, Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. A weird choice, perhaps. (She, of course, never replied to the letter.)

Martin, a self-described political conservative who harbors much bitterness toward Clinton for various reasons, was also extremely annoyed that I wrote it. (He has never read it, and probably will never read it.)

However, I’m disclosing it to you. Perhaps you will find it interesting. It is edited down a bit, but for the most part, it reflects its original form. Enjoy.

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