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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    A Response to “Cat Person”

    By kyle | December 14, 2017

    The New Yorker story about soul-crushingly bad sex went viral a few days ago. I wrote an open letter to its protagonist, Margot.

    Topics: Sex | 4 Comments »

    4 Responses to “A Response to “Cat Person””

    1. kishke Says:
      December 17th, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      On target, and really smart.

    2. kishke Says:
      December 21st, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Seems to have paid off for the author:

    3. sherm Says:
      December 21st, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      I don’t get the title? it is euphemism for pussy? Does she giver herself tongue baths? Does she have an intestinal hairball? what’s up?

    4. kishke Says:
      December 22nd, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      It refers to the cats that the guy did or didn’t have. It’s a spectacularly dumb story.