I received this book as a gift from the author but all opinions are my own.
Although this memoir is a 100% true account of Blaine’s youth, The Cat Lady of Highland Park reads like fiction. With a large enough cup of tea you can finish it in one lazy Sunday afternoon.
It’s an easy read but if you’ve ever had anybody in your life even remotely like the Cat Lady it may hit a little bit too close to home. Throughout the book it will be hard to remember that what you’re reading is not some outlandish narrative but the author’s own true story of growing up in the Chicago suburbs.
Blaine’s is a story, like many of our own, of looking “outside for solutions to turmoil that can only be resolved within,” and it is fantastic.