What To Read Next If You Loved “Cat Person”
Did you love the viral New Yorker piece? Us too.
In the year of 2017, was anyone expecting a short story out of the New Yorker to go viral? No. Definitely not. And yet, Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person” has turned the Internet into a heated, passionate bookclub of men, women, millennials and everyone else hanging out on the web.
“Cat Person” tells the story of Margot, a 20-year-old college sophomore who meets, texts, dates and has really really bad sex with 34-year-old Robert. From the flirty URL romance to the laughable pillow talk, the postmodern romance is digestable, comical and cringingly relatable—as pretty much everyone on Twitter has pointed out. Because for millennials, this is the first time that the reality of today’s dating game—linking online, talking via text, meeting in-person with looming expectations of sex—is a serious, high-brow-literary-magazine-worthy topic.
If you haven’t read “Cat Person,” do that now. And if you have, here’s what you’ll want to read next.