“Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian draws specific details from my life.

I’ve Always Suspected “Cat Person” Was Based on My Life. Now I Know It Was.

Since I first read Kristen Roupenian’s viral story, I’ve wondered: How did she know about me?

via Slate Magazine: https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/07/cat-person-kristen-roupenian-viral-story-about-me.html

What’s difficult about having your relationship rewritten and memorialized in the most viral short story of all time is the sensation that millions of people now know that relationship as described by a stranger. Meanwhile, I’m alone with my memories of what really happened—just like any death leaves you burdened with the responsibility of holding onto the parts of a person that only you knew.