The Kordas are confirmed "cat people": Margaret is a lifelong devotee and Michael is an initially reluctant but ultimately fervent midlife convert. With characteristic wit, self-effacing charm, and the sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, they celebrate the beguiling power of our furry masters. Cat People paints indelible portraits of some of the unforgettable felines who have complemented, complicated, and changed their lives over the years and introduces readers to a hilarious assortment of people whose worlds revolve, often to an extraordinary degree, around their cats.
Michael Korda was born on October 8, 1933 in London, England. He was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford. While serving in the Royal Air Force, he took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. On its fiftieth anniversary, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He is the former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster. He is also the author of numerous books including Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, and Cat People, co-authored with his wife Margaret.