Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split

Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split

Laurie Perry


If you've ever been dumped, duped, or 3 mins from loopy, you'll love loopy Aunt Purl. Side-splittingly humorous and profoundly relocating, inebriated, Divorced, and coated in Cat Hair is the true-life misadventures of Laurie Perry, aka loopy Aunt Purl, a marginally neurotic, displaced Southerner attempting to create a brand new existence after her husband leaves her to 'get his creativity back.' (Whatever that means.) yet will she get her groove again in a tiny rented condominium, with a mountain of bins, obvious panty strains, and a moderate wine-and-Cheetos problem?

"I used to be a thirty-something lady residing on my own with 4 cats. i used to be most likely going to be divorced. i used to be at the brief bus to mad. I pictured my grandmother making hoop-skirted yarn cozies for the lavatory paper. I pictured myself making doilies for furnishings that i didn't personal. I observed my cats donning knitted hats with lace appliqués. From my vantage element, knitting gave the impression of 100% of a few street i didn't are looking to stroll down."

Yet, strangely, it's knitting that saves her and emboldens her to develop into totally engaged in lifestyles again--to observe new associates; to take dangers, even though frightening; and to navigate the bits and bobs of the trendy courting scene.

"Dating has replaced in a decade. Now there's a better likelihood of assembly somebody who has an online porn dependancy than a person who has a role. In l. a., your dinner significant other may have served time in Pelican Bay or run a meth lab. Or, worst of all, he may spend all evening conversing approximately his agent, his craft, and what it capability to develop as an actor. Then he'll ask you to learn his screenplay."

And such is existence during this quirky, irreverent memoir, a spin-off of the weblog phenomenon, www.crazyauntpurl.com, the most profitable on-line diaries in historical past, exploding to a global fan base of enthusiastic readers. yet don't fear, you don't need to knit to like Aunt Purl. you simply need to comprehend what it seems like to have enjoyed, to have misplaced, or to have taken a bounce of religion. We've all been there: move the wine.

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