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Leigh W. Rutledge

Author of The Gay Book of Lists

27+ Works 1,092 Members 17 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Leigh Rutledge is the author of 14 books. He has been collecting memorable movie lines since the age of 9, when his mother dragged him to see a double feature of The Oscar and Madame X.

Works by Leigh W. Rutledge

The Gay Book of Lists (1987) 185 copies
Gay Fireside Companion (1989) 115 copies
Unnatural Quotations (1988) 105 copies
The Gay Decades (Plume) (1992) 101 copies
The New Gay Book of Lists (1996) 77 copies
Too Much of a Good Thing... (2000) 21 copies
If People Were Cats (1997) 19 copies
Excuses, Excuses! (1992) 17 copies

Associated Works

Flesh and the Word: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1992) — Contributor — 195 copies
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Contributor — 109 copies
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Contributor — 102 copies
The Best American Erotica 1993 (1993) — Contributor — 99 copies
Stocking Stuffers (2002) — Contributor — 18 copies

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Birthdate
1957
Gender
male
Places of residence
Key West, Florida, USA
Saratoga, California, USA
Reno, Nevada, USA
England, UK
Los Angeles, California, USA
Colorado, USA (show all 7)
Vermont, USA
Occupations
author
photographer
artist
Short biography
[from Amazon website]
Leigh Rutledge pretty much grew up in his mother's bookstore in Saratoga, California, where he voraciously read everything from Snoopy Come Home to James Joyce and Agatha Christie. In the years since, he has lived in Reno, the Florida Keys, England, Los Angeles, and southern Colorado. During his younger years, he shared his home with 30 housecats -- all abused or abandoned animals -- as well as three dogs, a pet wolf, two goats, and a pet skunk. He currently shares his Vermont home with six cats: Pumpkin, Pretty Kitty, Dodger, Raven, Baby, and Dylan. However, his garden (which is the subject of much town gossip) is reigned over by the blue jays, chipmunks, bumblebees, and sparrows. He works primarily now as a successful photographer and artist. His books have been translated into half-a-dozen or so languages.

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I discovered this petite treasure in my library's bookstore. Even the volunteer clerk and her friend joked about slipping this into their pockets while I wasn't looking.

The story goes is that the author overheard a mother cat instructing her kittens about life, and this book is a collection of those instructions, plus sketches of a black cat (my own?) following them.

My personal favorite, which also applies to humans, is lesson 40: "Learn the difference between idleness and repose--one wastes time, the other luxuriates in it."

I learned that my mom and her cat are not unique and "chasing a pingpong ball around the tub" is in fact one of the "three best late-night activities."

Some advice most cats adhere to, others I wish mine would adhere to. Many us humans ought to follow. This is a book for everyone!
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leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
Cute kitty themed spoof of the Dear Abby advice column.
 
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Jane-Phillips | 1 other review | Oct 2, 2019 |
I love this book and have read it many times over the years. (Takes less than an hour.) It's clever, funny, and sometimes poignant. If you're a cat lover, try to find a copy of this.

This was a last re-read before I gave it to a cat-loving young friend.
 
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