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“No one writes about the subjects of sexuality, desire, the shadow, and diabolism with such relish, and when I read her words I feel both smarter and less afraid of my own ‘tabooed’ feelings and thoughts. Like a cat, Kristen sees in the dark, as she guides us gracefully forward with her vision of unapologetic, feminine power.” —From the Foreword by Pam Grossman, author of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 16th 2019 by Weiser Books (first published September 1st 2019)
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Kathleen Martens
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A smart, witty, fascinating and accessible exploration of the cat archetype throughout history. I'm not particularly a cat lover, but I loved Cat Call. I learned, I laughed, I was stunned by the encoding of cat and woman throughout world history, literature, the arts and pop culture. Although it's been quite some time since I've personally received a "cat call" from a man on my way to work or play, I did get this Cat Call. ...more
Lisa Basile
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wrote this blurb for the book, and d*mnit, I stand by it. Love this book. SUCH an engrossing, empowering, and brilliant read.

Cat Call is the necessary text that links the feline, the feminine, and the magical. In many ways, it’s the cat lover’s modern epic poem, an ode to the many sacred archetypes we can all tap into — the feral, the fear-inducing, the autonomous. From Venice’s “kitten-carrying drag queens” to the necromancer cat of Japan, Sollée treats her readers to the delicious mythos of
Who couldn’t enjoy a book that asks “we know cats are sluts, but why are they kinky?”

(I also ran into six cats while listening to this book over two walks. SPOOKY)
Jamie Zaccaria
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just the right balance of light-hearted and deep; this one explores a myriad of topics relating to women, cats, feminism and sexuality. A fascinating read.
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Anne Mcclanan
May 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Super trashy, should have known better than to waste time on this
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
All the topics were interesting but it almost felt like there were too many packed into one book. I would've liked to read detailed discussions on each of the concepts (some could be their own book entirely), but I guess this functioned well as an introduction to each of those ideas. ...more
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Kristen J. Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring the intersections of art, sex, and occulture. She is the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and she lectures at The New School and across the US and Europe. Sollée’s signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch through history, pop culture, and politics. Her critically-acclaimed book ...more

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