Synopses & Reviews
Cats first purred their way into human hearts thousands of years ago, and have been our treasured companions and soul mates ever since. Whether impish kittens, regal adult cats or serene seniors, it’s impossible for us to remain indifferent to them—especially at 4 A.M. when the food bowl runs dry! So smile at their many "c'attitudes," and feed your feline passion by "purr-using" wonderful stories like these:
- A Russian blue comforts his mourning owner by faithfully bringing her flowers
- An heroic red tabby Manx saves the family he loves from a lethal gas leak in their home
- A Devon rex with extraordinary talents—including playing the piano—expands people's notions of what a cat can do
- A fish-loving shorthair nearly loses his head while scavenging in the garbage disposal—but lives to meow about it
- A three-legged kitty befriends a lonely third-grade girl, transforming her world and inspiring her future success in life
From playful and hilarious accounts of life with cats to heartwarming tales of cat courage, healing and learning, each touching story in Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul celebrates the special bond we share with our cats.
"Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul" celebrates felines and the people who love them, in all their varied splendor--their independence, their mystique, their playfulness, and even their disdain.
This Mini Edition of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul
holds a pocketful of stories about feline affection, mystery and charm. Hardcover, sturdy and portable enough to entertain you wherever you travel, it also makes a perfect gift.
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul Mini Edition packs stories from the playful and hilarious, to heartwarming tales of cat courage, healing and learning. Each touching story celebrates the special bond we share with our feline companions.
About the Author
Jack Canfield is a best-selling author and one of America's leading experts in the development of human potential. He is both a dynamic and entertaining speaker and a highly sought-after trainer with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences to pen their hearts, love more openly and pursue their dreams.
He is the author and narrator of several best-selling audio- and video cassette programs, including Self Esteem and Peak Performance, How to Build High Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem in the Classroom and Chicken Soup for the Soul - Live. He is regularly seen on television shows such as Good Morning America, 20/20 and NBC Nightly News. Jack has co-authored numerous books, including the Chicke Soup for the Soul Series, Dare to Win and The Aladdin Factor (all with Mark Victor Hansen), 100 Ways to Build Self-Concept in the Classroom (with Harold C. Wells) and Heart At Work (with Jacqueline Miller).
Jack is a regularly featured speaker for professional associations, school districts, government agencies, churches, hospitals, sales organizations and corporations.
Jack conducts an annual eight-day Training of Trainers program in the areas of self esteem and peak performance. It attracts educators, counselors, parenting trainers, corporate trainers, professional speakers, ministers and other interested in developing their speaking and seminar-leading skills.
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Mark Victor Hansen is a professional speakers who, in the last twenty years, had made over four-thousand presentations to more than 2 million people in 32 countries. His presentations cover sales excellence and strategies; personal empowerment and development; and how to triple your income and double your time off.
Mark has spent a lifetime dedicated to his mission of making a profound and positive difference in people's lives. Throughout his career, he has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to create a more powerful and purposeful future for themselves while stimulating the sale of billions of dollars worth of goods and services.
Marc is a prolific writer and has authored Future Diary, How to Achieve Total Prosperity and The Miracle of Tithing. He is co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, Dare to Win and The Aladdin Factor (all with Jack Canfield), and The Master Motivator (with Joe Batten).
Mark has also produced a complete library of personal empowerment audio- and videocassette programs that have enabled his listeners to recognize and use their innate abilities in their business and personal lives. His message has made him a popular television and radio personality, with appearances on ABC, CBS, HBO, PBS, and CNN. He has also appeared on the cover of numerous magazines, including Success, Entrepreneur and Changes.
Mark is a big man with a heart and spirit to match -- an inspiration to all who seek to better themselves.
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Dr. Marty Becker is passionate about his work fostering the affection and connection between animals and people we call, "The Bond." Dr. Becker is featured on ABC-TV's, Good Morning America, writes a weekly column for over 350 Knight Ridder newspapers and hosts two nationally syndicated radio programs, Pets Unleased, a two-hour live talk radio program and a two-minute pet vignette, The Pet Update. A contributing editor for Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy, and a frequent contributor to Reader's Digest, Marty is also the Chief Veterinary Correspondent for Amazon.com. Marty and his family enjoy life in Northern Idaho and share Almost Heaven Ranch with two dogs, six barn cats and five Quarter Horses. As a veterinarian, noted author, university educator, Dr. Becker has been at the forefront of changing the way we interact with and take responsibility for our pets. Dr. Becker is the author of the bestselling book Becoming Your Dog's Best Friend as well as coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul.
Carol Kline has been a pet lover her entire life. She is the codirector of the Noah's Ark Animal Foundation Dog Rescue Program, in Fairfield, Iowa, a volunteer effort that saves lost, stray and abandoned dogs.
Carol spends many hours a week monitoring the fate of animals that are brought into the city pound. She also walks, feeds and 'socializes' the dogs at the Noah's Ark facility, a cageless shelter for cats and dogs. 'The gratitude and love I receive from these animals are more fulfilling than any paycheck I could ever receive. Volunteering time with the dogs fills my heart, and brings great joy to my life.'
Coauthoring Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul has strengthened her existing appreciation for all animals and deepened her commitment to animal-rescue work.
A freelance writer for ten years, Carol, who has a B.A. in literature, has written for newspapers, newsletters and other publications. In addition to her writing and animal work, Carol is a speaker, self-esteem facilitator and certified instructor of the parenting skills program, Redirecting Children's Behavior (RCB). The first RCB instructor in Iowa, Carol presents workshops and in-service programs for childcare providers, and teaches a five-week program for parents. She has also been a counselor at a self-esteem camp in Missouri for teens and kids. Since 1975, Carol has taught stress-management programs to the general public. In 1990, she studied with Jack Canfield, and then has assisted as a facilitator in his annual Train the Trainers program. Her dynamic and engaging style has won her enthusiastic receptions from the various audiences she addresses.
Carol has the good fortune to be married to Larry Kline, and is stepmother to Lorin and McKenna. Besides her 'main' dog, Hannah, Carol houses foster dogs until they find permanent homes.Amy D. Shojai, writes a weekly newspaper P'ETiquette™ column and the weekly online PurinaCatchow.com "Emotional Health" column."">"">