Synopses & Reviews
"In this hilarious diet-book parody, Harris (For the Love of Cats), a former humor columnist for Cats & Kittens magazine, adapts human diets for 'extra fluffy' cats. After 'diagnosing' feline personality types from comatose to psycho the author suggests an appropriate diet plan, such as the Paleo diet ('Stick to lean meats. This means no more feeding gourmet cheeses to the mouse in an attempt to plump him up before you eat him') and 'Catty Craig' ('Catty Craig is NOT right for you if you prefer to catch, kill, and devour your own food'). Exercise tips, such as 'challenge the dog to a wrestling match under your person's bed,' allow kitties to boost their fat-burning potential. Bonus features include a feline advice columnist named Flabby Tabby, 'success stories' from animals such as Madame Puss and Princess Whiskers, and a guide for humans who want to put their pets on a diet (after they weigh themselves, of course.). This tongue-in-cheek offering will deliver laughs to pet owners and non pet owners alike. Full-color illus. Agent: Winifred Golden, Castiglia Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
DENA HARRIS lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband and two cats—to whom she is allergic (the cats, not the husband). She is the author of Lessons in Stalking, For the Love of Cats, and Who Moved My Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don’t Need Any Help), which has been translated into six languages. She’s held editorial positions at numerous magazines and teaches writing workshops around the nation. Every cat Dena has owned has been full-figured, but they still look fabulous in their collars. They have yet to forgive her for testing the strategies in this book on them. Visit www.DenaHarris.com.
Table of Contents
Taking Stock: Where Are You Now?
Climbing the Feline Food Pyramid
The Comatose Cat
You: On a Diet: A Cat’s Manual for Waist Waste Management
The South Beach Diet
For the Comatose Cat: Exercises You Can (Almost) Do in Your Sleep
The OCD Cat
Eat Right for Your Blood Type
French Women Don’t Get Fat . . . But Their Cats Do
Wash Your Paws Twenty Times Before You Exercise:
The OCD Cat Workout
The ADD Cat
The Paleo Diet
The Zone Diet
The Raw Food Diet and the Living Food Movement
Exercise for the—Hey Look! There’s a Bird! And a Squirrel!
And Another Bird!—ADD Cat
The Chronic Dieter Cat
Master Your MetaPurrlism
Catty Craig Versus Weight Stalkers
The 557th Try Is the Charm:
An Exercise Plan for the Chronic Dieter Cat
The Mayo Clinic Diet
Touch My Sweatband and Die: Psycho Kitty Workouts
For Cat Owners: Putting Your Cat on a Diet in Twenty-One Easy Steps
Top Ten Tips for Continued Weight-Loss Success
Ask Flabby Tabby
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