Laurie Perry knits and writes in Los Angeles, where she chronicles her daily life on her online diary, the Crazy Aunt Purl blog. "Crazy Aunt Purl" has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on MSN.com. Perry has written for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Winter Haven News Chief in Winter Haven, Florida. Her original short story "Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair" was published in a collection of knitting-themed essays called Cheaper Than Therapy.
"Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair is - surprise - not
just for women. A heart-wrenching mix of sadness and humor, any man
who has experienced a broken heart will relate to the story of
Laurie's divorce, the death of a marriage, and the re-entry into
single life. As men, we will not fully understand the humor of hair
removal, perhaps, but her themes are resonant for all people, men
and women, who've had love and loss and laughed in between."
- Drew Emborsky, author of Men Who Knit & The Dogs Who Love Them--Drew Emborsky
"Poignant, funny and something every woman will relate to, whether or not she's been divorced, whether or not she knits, whether or not she finds herself covered in cat hair 'from the knees down.' My only criticism - I didn't want it to end!" - Annie Modesitt, author of Twist And Loop and Romantic Hand Knits--Annie Modesitt
"Watch out, Bridget Jones: There's a new singleton in town, and she's got needles! This hilarious book chronicles the life of a newly divorced woman, as she struggles, dates, and knits her way back to sanity."
-- Knit.1 magazine--Knit.1 magazine