Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (Paperback)


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Marge Piercy, a writer who is highly praised as both a poet and a novelist, turns her gaze inward as she shares her thoughts on life and explores her development as a woman and writer. She pays tribute to the one loving constant that has offered her comfort and meaning even as the faces and events in her life have changed -- her beloved cats.

With searing honesty, Piercy tells of her strained childhood growing up in a religiously split, working-class family in Detroit. She examines her myriad friendships and relationships, including two painful early marriages, and reveals their effects on her creativity and career. More than a reminiscence of things past, however, Sleeping With Cats is also a celebration of the present and the future, as Piercy shares her views on aging, creativity, and finding a lasting and improbable love with a man fourteen years younger than herself.

A chronicle of the turbulent and exciting journey of one artist's life, Sleeping With Cats is a deeply intimate, unforgettable story.

Marge Piercy is the author of the memoir Sleeping with Cats and fifteen novels, including Three Women and Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as sixteen books of poetry, including Colors Passing Through Us, The Art of Blessing the Day, and Circles on the Water. She lives on Cape Cod, with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist and publisher of Leapfrog Press.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060936044
ISBN-10: 0060936045
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 24th, 2002
Pages: 368
Language: English

“Marge Piercy holds up a mirror to modern life.” — Chicago Tribune

“Marge Piercy is one of our boldest and most prolific writers.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

“An enriching pleasure . . . a lovingly written memoir by a woman in touch with what matters.” — Washington Post

“The personal and the political recollected with honesty and passion.” — Kirkus Reviews