The Bad Old Days of Andrew Zimmern

From last night’s Nightline interview, a look into Andrew Zimmern’s struggle with addiction: “I lived in an abandoned building in lower Manhattan; one that we squatted – a bottle gang and I. I would steal purses off the backs of chairs in those swanky little cafes on Madison Avenue, run down the side street, leap the wall at Central Park and 5th Avenue, get on the subway, go down to the lower east side and sell the credit cards and passports that were in the purses for money to support my drug and alcohol habit.” [Via CNN’s Eatocracy]