New York mayoral hopeful Quinn opens up about overcoming bulimia

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New York City Council Speaker Quinn speaks during news conference to announce legislation to increase minimum age for buying cigarettes in New YorkBy Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn spoke out on Tuesday about her decade-long struggle with bulimia and alcohol abuse after her mother's death from breast cancer. "It was such a challenging time, and it was a time where everything was just bad," Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council, told an audience at Barnard College. "I thought I was the only 16-year-old girl in the world who had no ability to deal with her mother dying. …