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Ernest Hemingway, one of America’s most influential 20th Century authors, perpetuated the idea of masculinity – both in his written work and in himself as an avid fisherman, hunter and boxer. Surprisingly, Hemingway also had a soft spot for cats. His fondness for cats was widely photographed and he was quoted as saying that “[a] cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”

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Fascinating Photos of Famous Authors as Teenagers

A 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway as a high school junior. http://flavorwire.com/379730/16-fascinating-photos-of-famous-authors-as-teenagers

One of my top 5 all time favorite books and the one that made me fall in love with reading when I was 16. Wish it was sooner.

The joy and contentment of reading books under the covers as a kid. Life was good and reading was such an escape.