About the Book

Release Date: October 15, 2007

HCI Books, 256 pages

Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair is the irreverent first-person narrative of a contemporary, displaced Southern woman facing life after her husband leaves her to "get his creativity back." With infectious humor and heart, she explains how she gets her groove back after finding herself alone in a rented house with four cats, a mountain of boxes and a slight wine-and-Cheetos problem. Reeling from the sting of divorce, it is the hobby of knitting -- and the adventures it leads her to -- that keep her from "directing traffic in her nightgown."

Readers will laugh and cry with her as she gets dumped, makes new friends, gains weight (aka The Divorce Diet), travels abroad, and navigates the ins and outs of the modern dating scene. With her sense of humor and broken heart, she chronicles how "picking up sticks" helps her to pick up her life.

Ya'll I would also like to mention I talk AT LENGTH about hair removal. Heh. -- laurie

Each group of vignettes features original knitting recipes with patterns and color photos, ranging from beginner scarves, her Quick Felted Bracelet Bag, an Easy Roll-Brim Hat and a striped cat tunnel called "The CATerpillar."

About the Author

laurieperry.jpg Laurie Perry knits and writes in Los Angeles, where she chronicles her daily life on her online diary, Crazy Aunt Purl (www.crazyauntpurl.com). Crazy Aunt Purl has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on MSN.com. Perry has written for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Winter Haven News Chief in Winter Haven, Florida. Her original short story "Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair" was published in a collection of knitting-themed essays called Cheaper Than Therapy.

Ya'll don't I look booby in that picture? I can't believe they picked that one for the head shot. I wanted one where I was hiding behind a giant pompom but whatever.


Ya'll can click on this to buy the book. After such a fetching description, how can you *not* want this book full of, and I quote, infectuous humor? Don't you want to be infected? You might wake up one day desiring cats and cheetos. How cool is that? Also in case you haven't noticed the parts here in grey are written by moi. hee.

Posted by laurie at April 23, 2007 07:57 AM