Books by Cathy Alter

CRUSH by Cathy Alter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2016

"The seemingly lightweight premise of an anthology built around celebrity crushes yields an outstanding selection of poignant and thought-provoking stories."
A few dozen writers recall their childhood infatuations with celebrated media stars or iconic characters (literary or animated) and how these crushes influenced their future lives. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"An undeniably gimmicky premise, but executed with enough humor, heart and authenticity to charm even the most skeptical reader."
"Is it so wrong to want to be bossed around by Helen Gurley Brown?" asks freelance writer Alter (Virgin Territory: Stories from the Road to Womanhood, 2004), who decided that for one year she would follow without question the advice she found in nine women's magazines. Read full book review >