Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker is a unique and hilarious collection of essays that examine animal instinct, human obsession, and the perils of living in a digital world that is looking more like an untamed wilderness every day.
Hale is a remarkable new voice in nonfiction, bringing her razor-sharp wit and uncanny powers of observation to interrogations of Internet culture, feminism, and wild animals, her lifelong favorite subject. Yet she also delves deeply into serious questions of trauma and abuse, illuminating these pieces with profound and brutal honesty.
Reminiscent of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Pulphead—with a healthy dose of Hunter S. Thompson—Hale falls into the tradition of exploratory or participatory journalism that gives her examinations of American strangeness their sardonic yet compassionate edge.
Hale writes for a wide number of publications, including the Guardian, Elle, Vogue, GQ, Vice, Hazlitt, and others, and has written for Marvel, CBS, and HBO. She has also been hired to adapt R.L. Stine’s Babysitter series for the WB television network.