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Another Insane Devotion: On The Love of Cats and Persons
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Peter (toxicshakti) | 4 comments "I am not a cat person . . .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." -- Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City


From “a genuine American Dostoevsky” (The Washington Post) comes a dazzling, funny, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of relationship, both human and animal.

When his favorite cat Biscuit goes missing, Peter Trachtenberg sets out to find her. The journey takes him 700 miles and many years into his past-- into the history of his relationships with cats and the history of his relationship with his wife F., who may herself be on the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a work that recalls travel narratives from The Incredible Journey to W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of feline intelligence (why do cats score worse on some tests than pigeons?), the origins of their domestication, and why they are harder to write about than dogs. He also looks at what loving a cat can teach us about loving a human being, another insane devotion that takes us farther than we ever dreamed of going.

"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. -- Eileen Myles, author of Inferno and Cool for You

"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 explores his relationship with his wife from early dates to the day before completion of this manuscript, in an effort to deduce how they ended up in their present predicament. Trachtenberg also weaves in accounts of the ancient domesticated cat, famous literary felines, and artistic allegories...Trachtenberg’s journey proves entertaining and enlightening." -- Publishers Weekly


message 2: by Banjomike (last edited Sep 11, 2012 12:05PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments The book seems to be there already. Do you want the blurb updating?

If you use your author page
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
instead of your other page
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/81...
you would be able to tweak your own books


message 3: by Peter (new)

Peter (toxicshakti) | 4 comments I can't seem to edit the info on my author page.


message 4: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Peter wrote: "I can't seem to edit the info on my author page."

At the moment you seem to be logged-in as peter-the-person NOT peter-the-author. You don't have author powers unless you are using your author account.

If you have problems getting into that account then use this page to contact customer support
http://www.goodreads.com/about/contac...


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42057 comments Mod
Because you created a second account, and are logged into that instead of the one linked to your author profile. Try using the "contact us" link on the help page to get the accounts merged. Provide links to both.


message 6: by Peter (new)

Peter (toxicshakti) | 4 comments Banjomike wrote: "The book seems to be there already. Do you want the blurb updating?

If you use your author page
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
instead of your other page
http://w..."


I've tried, but when I try to edit the info, I get the message "That author is already on Goodreads and is responsible for updating his information." How do I get the page to recognize me as the author?


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Since you already have a "goodreads author profile" as
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

you must, I believe, log OUT of the one you are using now, then log IN to Peter Trachtenberg.

Otherwise your best bet is to use the contact page as also mentioned by Rivka.


message 8: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Lee (crystalleeauthor) | 14 comments I have some books that need to be added to my author page:

Danats ASIN: B009A0ABU0

Lazy Arizona Organic Gardener's Basics ASIN: B008LO70Z0

and it should be combined with the paperback. ISBN-10: 1478231920
ISBN-13: 978-1478231929

Thank you!


message 9: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments Crystal it looks like between me and someone else (Beth?) it's all been fixed.


message 10: by Cait (last edited Sep 13, 2012 08:02AM) (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Crystal, I've moved the books onto your author profile and added the paperback edition. For the paperback, can you give a publisher, date of publication, and/or cover?

By the way, you are Crystal^^Lee, where ^ is a space. If you enter books with the author name in this format, they'll be created on your author profile instead of the other one!

Also, just to be sure, the other two books currently attributed to the other Crystal Lee (Do Angels Live In Trees? and Alessi) aren't yours, right?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 11: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Lee (crystalleeauthor) | 14 comments Cait wrote: "Crystal, I've moved the books onto your author profile and added the paperback edition. For the paperback, can you give a publisher, date of publication, and/or cover?

By the way, you are Crystal^..."


Yes, you are correct. Those are not mine. I did not write Do Angels Live in Trees or Alessi. That is another author with the same name. Thanks for the tips, and I'll make sure to take care of those other issues today. Have a great day!


message 12: by Peter (new)

Peter (toxicshakti) | 4 comments Banjomike wrote: "The book seems to be there already. Do you want the blurb updating?

If you use your author page
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
instead of your other page
http://w..."


That would be great, if it's not too much trouble.


message 13: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Added blurb to the blurbless edition.


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