Cat Call: Recall the Feral Feminine

Cat Call: Recall the Feral Feminine

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Weiser Books
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6.1 X 0.6 X 9.0 inches | 0.68 pounds

About the Author

Kristen J. Sollée is the author of three books on the legacy of the witch. A writer, curator, and educator exploring the intersections of art, sex, and culture, Kristen has lectured at Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and across the US and Europe. Her 2017 book, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive was described by The Guardian as "a whirlwind history of the witch in America" and a "Must-Read" by BUST. Kristen's work has also been featured in NYLON, Hazlitt, the Times Literary Supplement, and on Viceland, Huffington Post Live, and NPR. She currently teaches at The New School in New York City.


"Sollee (Witches, Sluts, Feminists) shows the ways in which transgressive aspects of femininity have always been connected to the feline in her agile, clever study. Her breezy tone and framework connecting pop culture to feline archetypes combine to create an appealing take."--Publishers Weekly -- "Publishers Weekly"
"Cat Call will change the way you think about the cat forever. Filled to the brim with bewitching, inspiring, and cunning anecdotes on the powers of the feline, this book will leave you inspired to reclaim your own feral femininity. I cannot recommend it enough." --Gabriela Herstik, author of Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft--Gabriela Herstik "Publishers Weekly"
"No one writes about the subjects of sexuality, desire, the shadow, and diabolism with such relish, and when I read her words I feel both smarter and less afraid of my own 'tabooed' feelings and thoughts. Like a cat, Kristen sees in the dark, as she guides us gracefully forward with her vision of unapologetic, feminine power." --From the Foreword by Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power--Pam Grossman "Publishers Weekly"

Kristen Sollée flips the cat call on itself by dismantling patriarchal uses of the feline to discredit the intimidating power of the pussy while gifting us with a book that leaves you eager to embrace your personal cat power." --Sophie Saint Thomas, sex writer, witch, and author of Finding Your Higher Self: Your Guide to Cannabis for Self-Care--Sophie Saint Thomas "Publishers Weekly"

"Cat Call is the necessary text that links the feline, the feminine, and the magical. In many ways, it's the cat lover's modern epic poem, an ode to the many sacred archetypes we can all tap into -- the feral, the fear-inducing, the autonomous. From Venice's "kitten-carrying drag queens" to the necromancer cat of Japan, Sollée treats her readers to the delicious mythos of the cat, with meticulous research and gorgeous prose. For any cat lover or witch, this book is a feverish examination of the feline in our dreams and in our lives -- and within ourselves. Page by page, you'll tap into your most catty, feral, transgressive self -- caught with the delicious story of the cat between your claws." --Lisa Marie Basile, author of Light Magic for Dark Times and Wordcraft Witchery--Lisa Marie Basile "Publishers Weekly"

"Prowling through myth, literature, science, philosophy, and pop culture, Cat Call is rollicking and scholarly, diligent and irreverent. From topics as apparently unrelated as Aristotle and pussy hats, she maintains a clear thread explaining why cats have been associated with femininity. This a fantastic gift for the cat lover in your life, especially if that cat lover is you." -Jo Weldon, author of Fierce: The History of Leopard Print--Jo Weldon "Publishers Weekly"

"A fascinating exploration into the world of women and cats. Just when I thought I knew everything about the cat-woman relationship, this book proves I've merely scratched the surface." --BriAnne Wills, author of Girls and Their Cats--BriAnne Wills "Publishers Weekly"