The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

February 5, 2016

February 5, 1939

Jane Bryant Quinn (February 5, 1939) is a famous writer on financial issues. Her late husband has been described as a dog person, but Jane Bryant Quinn is "unabashedly a cat person." I lost the citation for this post, but the source mentioned her cat Sydney. Sydney was an Abyssinian, and sometimes had to be removed from Quinn's office. Even so Quinn could expand on the importance of her cat:

The fact that you can get on with your life, while the cat is getting on with her life and also presenting all that beauty,... well it is very pleasing. Sydney also pleases my heart. Having her sit next to me, purring, while I pat her and read, is peaceful, warm and comforting.

And we salute Quinn's grace and competence in whatever she addresses.

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