"We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.”
Zinsser also worked as an editor at the Book-Of-The-Month-Club in the 1980s. Which is a bit odd. He and his wife Caroline, also a writer, have traveled widely. Their marriage of over 65 years has produced not just books, but four grandchildren. Their home is Manhattan.
I was a bit alarmed to find out this prolific man turned up one hit, on a casual search, about a cat going over Niagara Falls. Then I remembered his friendship with Cleveland Amory, with whom he went to school. Cleveland Amory, wrote about Zinsser in his last book on his cat Polar Bear: The Best Cat Ever. They were both from well-connected wealthy families. They wrote about each other. There's cat fur somewhere.
His website http://www.williamzinsserwriter.com/ has links to lots of interesting articles. He could not consider cats "pompous frills." We'll find that fluff in time for another blog post.