About a third of all households in the U.S. have a cat. What are our cats thinking, feeling, and understanding? For millennia, they have been celebrated as secretive, mysterious companions. But science is beginning to reveal that their cool exterior actually conceals hidden depths of emotion. Thomas McNamee, The Inner Life of Cats author and Guggenheim fellow, shares what cats are trying to communicate to us, and what drives them to do the enigmatic, fascinating things they do.
Thomas McNamee is the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim fellowship. He is the author of The Grizzly Bear, Nature First: Keeping Our Wild Places and Wild Creatures Wild, and The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco.