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The Cat That Changed My Life: 50 Cats Talk Candidly about How They Became Who They Are

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ISBN13: 9780743219440
ISBN10: 0743219449
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This groundbreaking, provocative exploration of the inner lives of cats began five years ago, when Bruce Eric Kaplan, armed only with pen and pad of paper, boldly set out across the United States to interview cats of all kinds — including some really gross ones that very few people other than him wouldn't have been put out by. The result is perhaps the largest and most ambitious narrative survey of the emotional existences of cats ever attempted.

The author asked this wildly disparate group of felines the same simple question — who was the cat that had the most significant effect on your life and why? Cats are usually asked more mundane things, such as "Why did you rip up that sofa, you bad kitty?" So this was a rare opportunity for them to really unburden themselves. Their answers are alternately shocking, hilarious, and touching, but all of them are fascinating. They really are. Trust us. Seriously.

Noted writer and artist Bruce Eric Kaplan took down each cat's response in his or her very own words (as best as possible considering his lack of shorthand experience) and sketched portraits of each cat in his own inimitable style.

As you read what these cats have to say about their loves and losses, and gaze at their haunting images, you will be struck by the beauty and mystery that is life itself. Or at the very least, like a cheap little plaything that emits the subtle aroma of catnip, this book will divert you from your own miserable little existence for a few minutes or so, and that's nothing to sneeze at.

Synopsis:

By "New Yorker" cartoonist Bruce Kaplin, this title reveals 50 cats who talk about their lives and influences, showing that they have the same vanities, the same foibles, the same ambition and the same excuses as people.

About the Author

Bruce Eric Kaplan has contributed more than four hundred cartoons to The New Yorker, many of which were collected in his first book, No One You Know. He lives in Los Angeles, where he has written for such television shows as Seinfeld and Six Feet Under.

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aattura, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by aattura)
This is not a kiddy book. This is not for the fainthearted. This IS a tell-all, reveal-all, no-holds-barred book of candid confessions by cats. By candid I mean X-rated in some spots. Sardonic, Sarcastic, sweet and cynical. Read it. Enjoy it. Savor it. Wonder at the depth of Feline comprehension and daring. Afterwards, you may find yourself fur-tively looking over your shoulder, should you hear the pitty-pat of little paws (I'm assuming you have a cat or two), and you will ever-more regard your cats with a deeper understanding and perhaps a little apprehension ("they know about THAT??!!!")
My cats are watching me as I write this. I must stop and leave the room.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743219440
Subtitle:
50 Cats Talk Candidly About How They Became Who They Are
Author:
Kaplan, Bruce Eric
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Topic - Animals
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-354
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.875 in 9.344 oz

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Animals
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Classics
Pets » Cats » General
Pets » Cats » Novelty

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"Synopsis" by , By "New Yorker" cartoonist Bruce Kaplin, this title reveals 50 cats who talk about their lives and influences, showing that they have the same vanities, the same foibles, the same ambition and the same excuses as people.
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