About Mark Dawidziak: Mark has been the television critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since 1999 and is co-founder of the Largely Literary Theater Company. He has been portraying Mark Twain on stage for more than 35 years.
MARK TWAIN FOR CAT LOVERS (2016): America is cat crazy, and Mark Twain may have been the American writer most crazy about cats. From his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to his last years in Connecticut, Mark Twain spent much of his life surrounded by cats, and they stalk through many of his best-known books. In this lighthearted book, Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak explores the writer's lifelong devotion to cats through stories, excerpts, quotes, photos, and illustrations, illuminating a little-known side of this famous writer's life that will appeal to Twain aficionados and cat lovers alike.