Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian wants to make you feel uncomfortable

Kristen Roupenian is the writer behind 'Cat Person', the short story that went viral on The New Yorker website back in 2017. She's releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This.
Kristen Roupenian is the other behind the viral short story, Cat Person. (Elisa Roupenian)
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Kristen Roupenian is the writer behind "Cat Person," the short story that went viral on The New Yorker back in 2017. Her story divided readers and spawned all sorts of think pieces on gender, sex and consent. It also launched Kristen into the public spotlight, something that she says was difficult to manage.

"I was hiding under my bed because it was my story" she tells Tom Power. 

It's been a little over a year since "Cat Person," and now Roupenian is releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories. She joins q host Tom Power to talk about the new book and how "Cat Person" changed her life. 

— Produced by Vanessa Nigro

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