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




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      Product Description-Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and
         Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a
           30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split
      If you've ever been dumped, duped, or three minutes from crazy, you'll love Crazy Aunt Purl. Side-splittingly funny and
   profoundly moving, Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair is the true-life misadventures of Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt
 Purl, a slightly neurotic, displaced Southerner trying to create a new life after her husband leaves her to 'get his creativity back.'
    (Whatever that means.) But will she get her groove back in a tiny rented apartment, with a mountain of boxes, visible panty
lines, and a slight wine-and-Cheetos problem?"I was a thirty-something woman living alone with four cats. I was probably going
to be divorced. I was on the short bus to crazy. I pictured my grandmother making hoop-skirted yarn cozies for the toilet paper. I
 pictured myself making doilies for furniture that I did not own. I saw my cats wearing knitted hats with lace appliqués. From my
    vantage point, knitting seemed like 100 percent of some road I did not want to walk down."Yet, surprisingly, it's knitting that
 saves her and emboldens her to become fully engaged in life again--to discover new friends; to take risks, however scary; and
   to navigate the ins and outs of the modern dating scene. "Dating has changed in a decade. Now there is a higher chance of
   meeting someone who has an internet porn addiction than someone who has a job. In Los Angeles, your dinner companion
  might have served time in Pelican Bay or run a meth lab. Or, worst of all, he might spend all night talking about his agent, his
 craft, and what it means to grow as an actor. Then he'll ask you to read his screenplay."And such is life in this quirky, irreverent
     memoir, a spin-off of the blog phenomenon, www.crazyauntpurl.com, one of the most successful online diaries in history,
 exploding to an international fan base of enthusiastic readers. But don't worry, you don't have to knit to love Aunt Purl. You just
 have to know what it feels like to have loved, to have lost, or to have taken a leap of faith. We've all been there: Pass the wine.



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Customer Reviews:
67 of 69 people found the following review helpful

I've recommended this to everyone I know, September 20, 2007 By almitchell "alex_says" (Roswell, GA USA)
This review is from: Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a
30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (Paperback) I bought this book on the title alone. The only knitting blog I had
read with any regularity had been the Yarn Harlot, and so I'd never heard of Perry or her Crazy Aunt Purl blog.I'm so glad I got
this book. Recently divorced myself, owner of three cats, and an avid knitter, every single page of this book resonated with me. I
laughed, I cried, I soberly reflected on the thoughts raised by her description of trying to survive the utter fear and depression,
and I felt like I was having a conversation with a best friend.Perry walks us through her separation, divorce, knitting classes,
disastrous diet, seven hours straight of George Jones, the Depressed Office Woman Outfit saga, and slowly but surely, the
healing that sneaks up on her so slowly that she doesn't really realize it until she gets brave enough to ask out the guy with nice
arms in the lumber department of the home improvement store - only to discover that she has no idea how to respond to a text...
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful A heroic story and a hilarious read!!, September 18, 2007 By Elizabeth "Liz R"
(Richmond, Virginia)
  This review is from: Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a
30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (Paperback) Laurie's book is a joy to read!! She shares her story of divorce,
confusion, wine and eventual rebirth with hilarity and fortitude. She shows readers so much of her life during this terrible time in
for her and I just know that others will gain a lot of insight and courage from her stories of the ups and downs of discovering
one's self after a life-changing break-up. The knitting patterns are wonderful as well!!She's a wonderful writer and has a voice
that is usually not seen in contemporary self-help titles. It's both funny and sad and helpful all at the same time. It's so much
more than just a knitting book; I recommend this book to anyone who likes their life-lessons to come with jocularity and wine!!

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful

She Found her Creativity!, October 2, 2007 By Jean Leinhauser "Rapid Reader" (San Diego, CA USA)
     This review is from: Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a
30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (Paperback) I discovered Crazy Aunt Purl's blog months ago, and have read it
with delight ever since. So of course I pre-ordered the book, which is a wonderful journey through love, loss, depression, and a
return to the world. Laurie is a 30-something graphic artist working in a Los Angeles area bank, whose clueless husband one
day just left. No arguments, no months or discussions, just "I have to find my creativity."Turns out Laurie is the one who finds
her creativity! Her blog that recounts her daily struggles with Los Angeles traffic, her bad-luck jeep, a gardener from hell and four
adored cats (now, sadly reduced to three), has become a must-read for thousands worldwide. With the help of supportive
friends and family, Laurie emerges from her self-imposed hermit-hood and picks up some sticks and string -- and becomes a
knitter.Spending hours alone with her cats, wine and yarn, Laurie emerges as a delightful personality with a wonderfully wry take
on life. This is...

								
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