jack to margaret: it’s a snooze, mom

MY UPCOMING DROPOUT MEMOIR (“And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” February 2011, Grand Central Publishing) is no longer a private matter—not some secret document whose life plays out on my dining table and my editor’s desk. Recently it pulled itself together into what’s called an Advance Reading Copy, resembling a paperback version of the book-to-be, and showed off at BookExpo America, a trade fair at the Javits Center in New York City. My publisher also sent me an actual copy of the book lookalike (bookalike?), which I immediately showed to Jack the Demon Cat. Big mistake.

  1. Amy says:

    Clearly Jack — although he has many other very charming qualities — is no literary critic. Can’t wait for a copy!

  2. Wendy says:

    Margaret I am so thankful to have found your site. I feel at last I have peace in my life but am missing having cats around. Yes I have a wonderful garden, small yet surrounded by the trees I love but I yearn for a place in the country where I can grow more, see more wildlife and immerse myself in the loveliness and solitude of nature.

    Thank you for inspiration and now a determination to find that place where I can find what I am looking for.

  3. lynn says:

    I love the story of how you and Jack came to be together, i too have a stray cat that seems to be hanging around, i have never really been a “Cat Person”, but, i find myself calling to our stray, looking for him, or her, how did you get Jack to come in closer? Sounds like it was just meant to be!!!

    1. Margaret says:

      @Lynn: He was once a domestic cat, we think; he was neutered, and friendly enough, when he arrived, except if you tried to bring him indoors or hold him. Food was always his big interest. :) So I put a box with towels in it outside on the porch and food and water, and gradually he got more interested in me. Then I set up a bed for him in the shed near the house….and so on. It wasn’t until years later, when I moved here fulltime, that he deigned to come into the Big House (mine).

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