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.

March 19, 2016

March 19, 1954

Jill Abramson, (March 19, 1954) is one of the most powerful women in the world according to Forbes. At least until she was fired from her job as executive editor at the New York Times in 2014. She busied herself afterwards participating in the New Yorker Literary Festival that year. I'm kidding, I think she is teaching at Harvard now. Anyway, she did participate in a panel discussion at that annual event, a debate about whether dogs or cats was superior. Jill was on Team Dog. Not a surprise if you recall she wrote The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout ( 2011).

Here's a picture:
The New Yorker Festival 2014 - You, The Jury: Cats Vs. Dogs with Anthony Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jill Abramson, and Others, Moderated by David Remnick

One writeup notes Abramson asserted that her replacement at the Times, Dean Baquet, had a cat. She said otherwise there was no explaining how she lost her job.


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