Christine Quinn Is Out of Secrets After Revealing Bulimia and Alcohol Struggles

Christine Quinn being interviewed by Barnard President Debora Spar. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
Christine Quinn being interviewed by Barnard President Debora Spar. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

After disclosing in the New York Time today that she had suffered with bulimia and alcoholism, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continued to discuss her personal struggles earlier this afternoon, but insisted to a room full of college students that the revelations were intended to help other people—not her mayoral campaign.

Ms. Quinn’s event with a select group of students at the all-women’s Barnard College coincided with the printing of the story, in which Ms. Quinn talked about developing bulimia as a teenager struggling with her mother’s death, and her overuse of alcohol in the years after.

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