Author(s): Agnes Loonstra (Illustrator); Ester Scholten
Welcome to the new "crazy cat lady." Once a dowdy, eccentric figure with at least a dozen cats shedding hair on every available surface, today she's a hip-at-any-age woman who knows an unassailable truth: Cats are awesome And she declares her kitty love with pride, humor, and--like her cats--an irresistible dose of sass. Her tote bag is stocked with lint rollers and catnip. All her photos get the #catlady or #crazycatlady hashtags. And she's not alone--each tag has over 4 million posts on Instagram
With clever text by Ms. Scholten and utterly charming artwork by Ms. Loonstra (a regular Flow illustrator), Crazy Cat Lady is a celebration of the quirky, relatable, and instantly recognizable habits of devoted feline fans. There are mottos for the perpetually fur-covered: Cat hair, don't care. Quotes for the owners who know the more the merrier: "Cats are like glasses of wine. You can't have just one." Flowcharts on what to name your kitten. "How to draw a cat" tutorials. Fun facts: Did you know that a cat has 230 bones in its body, more than you? And portraits of crazy cat ladies through history, from Florence Nightingale to Katy Perry. At an impulse-friendly price, this sweetly edgy little book has the fresh outlook on cat fanaticism the modern feline lover has been waiting for.