Happy Caturday! This Wednesday, June 5, journalist Susannah Cahalan - author of the renowned book “Brain on Fire” (which you can check out for free from NYPL) about her battle with an extremely rare (and unspeakably scary) autoimmune disease - will be at our Mid-Manhattan Library for a free talk about the illness, which drove a perfectly healthy woman temporarily mad. What does that have to do with Caturday, you ask? Well, this cat - Dusty - was Susannah’s cat at the time she got sick, and she appears in the book several times. Unfortunately, because of Susannah’s illness, Susannah couldn’t take care of her, so one of Susannah’s friends (who happens to also be a friend to this blog) took her in, and loves her like crazy. So support Dusty’s former mom (who originally rescued Dusty from a shelter, and did sign a book to her, as you can see below) and come check out her talk Wednesday. She’ll be there with the doctor who basically saved her life. Did we mention it’s free? 6:30 p.m. - be there or be square. Happy Caturday!