Another Insane Devotion

On the Love of Cats and Persons

By Peter Trachtenberg
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780738215266, 304pp.)

Publication Date: November 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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An exploration of the mysteries of love and marriage, pleasure and obligation—through the lens of cat ownership

Praise For Another Insane Devotion

Eileen Myles, author of Cool for You and Inferno
“This is Peter’s best book and if you don’t know what that means just imagine your sweetest, most perverse storytelling friend asks to meet because he has a confession to make. When you arrive he informs you that he loves his cat more than life itself, or exactly that much and then he opens his shirt and shows you the cat tattoo and then he begins to tell you of his love and in a puff hours vanish and it’s absolutely riveting.” 
Nick Flynn, author of  Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
“I am not a cat person—I approach each one on a cat-by-cat basis—yet Peter Trachtenberg is such a wonderful writer, and this book is so damn good, that I found myself carried along by its lucidity, its generosity, its deep wisdom. In the end, of course, Another Insane Devotion is about much more than cats.”

Publishers Weekly, 9/10/12“Through short sections of intelligent, often humorous prose, former and potential girlfriends and past pets are conjured in hopes of understanding how people can fall in and out of love…Trachtenberg’s journey proves entertaining and enlightening.”

T: The New York Times Style Magazine, 10/7/12Another Insane Devotion—about love, sex, marriage and especially cats—is a hallmark of brainy discursiveness.”

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