Thursday, November 11, 2021

Cat Thursday: Authors and Cats (107) Mary Gaitskill

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite lolcat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Share the link to your post with your comment below.

The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author (with a birthday during the month), pictured with their/a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

First, I want to apologize for missing Cat Thursday last week. On Wednesday night, I was stricken with cellulitis again and I was very sick. Needless to say, I couldn't leave the bed, or function at all through the body aches, chills, and then fever. I'm better now. Antibiotics doing their good work. Glad to be back!

Mary Gaitskill (b. November 11, 1954) is an American author of essays, short stories and novels. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993 and 2006), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). She married writer Peter Trachtenberg in 2001. As of 2005, she lived in New York City; Gaitskill has previously lived in Toronto, San Francisco, and Marin County, CA, as well as attending the University of Michigan where she earned her B.A. and won a Hopwood Award. Gaitskill has recounted (in her essay "Revelation") becoming a born-again Christian at age 21 but lapsing after six months. (Goodreads)

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  1. We just hope you are feeling better. Much as we enjoy your posts, taking care of yourself must be your first priority !

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