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In the years since we first published All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat
, with over 2 million copies in print and the fastest-selling book in Workmans history, one thing hasnt changed—people are still starved for wisdom. Few oracles have dispensed as much common-sense truth as Binky, Suzy Becker's cat. "It's O.K. to wear the same thing every day." "Know all the sunny places." "Flaunt your hair loss." "Get mad when you're stepped on." Life lessons such as these and dozens of others propelled the book like a champagne cork to the top of The New York Times
Now, to celebrate the book's double-platinum milestone, there's a new edition: the original book, in a fresh cover, plus 48 new pages, including the Are You a Cat Person? quiz. The cat, Binky, is perspicacious and profound; the artist, Suzy, is utterly delightful; and the combined effect is one of immense and irresistible charm. Every cat fancier will recognize the book's timeless take on grooming, health, relationships, boundaries, and, above all, how to live in the moment. With new entries like "Be good at hellos. Don't drag out goodbyes," "Don't think too far beyond your next meal," "Celebrate the days you can open the windows," and "First one in has to warm up the bed," these teachings may very possibly change your life. Or at least let you know that there's always time for a nap.
Humorist Suzy Becker shares the insights of her sage cat in the form of irresistible full-color cartoons. Proving what all cat fanciers suspect about their own pets, Becker's perspicacious and penetrating cat is fount of wisdom. His (her??) book covers everything from grooming, health, and diet to being completely well-adjusted. Full-color throughout.
Be Soft. Be cool. Be mysterious. Know all the sunny places.
These illustrated teachings of one very wise cat were embraced by millions when first published. Now Binky is back, adding 45 new life lessons, including: Don't think too far beyond your next meal, People watching is a legitimate pasttime, and Be able to nap anywhere.
About the Author
Suzy Becker is an author, artist, and entrepreneur, a former White House Fellow (the Clinton administration), a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College, a winner of the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" award, and the founder of Ride FAR (Ride for AIDS Resources). Her books include the #1 New York Times
bestseller All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat
, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
, and My Dog's the World's Best Dog
. She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.