For New York City fashion and beauty photographer BriAnne Wills, the "crazy cat lady" is a myth. Co-written with Elyse Moody, senior editor at Martha Stewart Living, this book redefines the stereotype by showcasing 50 strong, independent, and artistic women who take the world in stride, flanked by their beloved felines. With its vibrant cover and gorgeous faux-suede spine, Girls and Their Cats features striking portraits and engaging profiles of each woman and her cat—or cats—including fun facts unique to each furry friend.
Girls include: • Hannah Shaw, humane educator, animal advocate, and founder of the neonatal kitten rescue project Kitten Lady • Christene Barberich, cofounder of Refinery29 • Alyssa Mastromonaco, author, Crooked Media podcast host, and reproductive rights activist • Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR's Latino USA • Nikki Garcia, owner and designer of the clothing line First Rite • Erica Chidi Cohen, doula, author, and cofounder of the reproductive health education company Loom • Anka Lavriv, tattoo artist and co-owner of Black Iris Tattoo
Interspersed throughout are amusing lists any cat lady will find relatable, from "How to Catproof Your Home" to "The Chorus of Cat Sounds," as well as an adoption resource guide and a list of rescue organizations in the United States and Canada.
This irresistible book celebrates the powerful bond between a girl and her cat, proving that we need them just as much as they need us.
About the Author
BriAnne Wills is a New York–based fashion and beauty photographer and the genius behind online blog Girls and Their Cats. Originally from Oregon, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.
"BriAnne Wills is releasing a big, beautiful coffee table book version of her work...with velvet binding and full page photographs, the sweet book features 50 women telling the stories of how their kitties came to their lives...The book also highlights some familiar local faces including photographer Holly Andres, macramé expert Emily Katz, and songwriter Alela Diane-all with their cats, of course. " -Portland Monthly
"Wills presents her audience with more than just a charming picture of a woman and her cat (or cats). Each profile features many photos of the two interacting, whether it's cradling the cat like a baby, petting them, or playing with a feather toy (sometimes it's all three). In addition, Wills shares the story of how the woman and cat came to find each other, the feline's personality, and, often, how pet ownership has changed the life of the human for the better. The result is a well-rounded look at the families and what makes the 'crazy cat lady' idea feel totally silly." -My Modern Met
"Every now and then an idea comes along that, in its elegant simplicity, has true break-the-Internet potential. Case in point: Girls and Their Cats, a popular Instagram account that's now a handsome coffee-table volume." -AllArts