Waiting for My Cats to Die by Stacy Horn
A Morbid Memoir

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When Stacy Horn--single, deeply addicted to television, and hopelessly attached to two diabetic cats--turned forty, she free-falled into a mid-life crisis. Waiting for My Cats to Die is a passionately and profoundly honest look at what happens the moment you realize--beyond a shadow of a doubt--that some day the credits will roll on your life. There are all those things you haven't done yet. There are all those things you have and wish you hadn't. In the battle against time, a frontal attack is the best strategy. Horn explores abandoned cemeteries and descends into crypts. She researches long-lost relatives, interviews the elderly, and learns all she can about the ghost haunting her apartment. No sign indicating the downward pull of things goes unnoticed. And yet life, with so much to celebrate, is irresistible. Here is a wonderful, quirky, refreshing memoir of hilarity and heartache: life at the mid-point of life.

 

About Stacy Horn

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Stacy Horn is the author of four nonfiction books. Bestselling author Mary Roach has hailed her for “combining awe-fueled curiosity with topflight reporting skills.” Her commentaries have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, and she is the founder of the social network Echo. She lives and sings in New York. Her website is www.stacyhorn.com.
 
Published January 17, 2002 by St. Martin's Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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It starts to look like Horn has some really specific ways of charting her life, the moments of it and the overarching hope for something better to come along someday --- mainly a guy, a true love, a companion for the rest of her life --- that will somehow overshadow the omniscient presence and co...

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