This light-hearted self-help book encourages us all to adopt some of the behavourial quirks of our favourite felines. From living in the moment, trusting our sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps and even going feral, this book shows the benefits of being more cat.
A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being ´´cat´´ enough. According to them, he just doesn´t measure up. He doesn´t have Lion´s mane or Cheetah´s spots. He doesn´t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He´s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he´s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we´re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.
A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. ´´The cat is the beautiful devil.´´ Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski´s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love. On Cats offers Bukowski´s musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: ´´A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won´t let go.´´ Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer´s reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski´s cats are fierce and demanding-he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care. Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.
´´From the creative duo behind the bestselling Me Without You and Happiness Is... comes How to Be a Cat, a lighthearted illustrated guide to living life as a feline. Distinctive artwork and quirky captions confirm what we already know: cats actually rule the household. Ranging from simple truisms (´´Look cute enough to attract cuddles´´) to perceptive observations (´´Consider life a never-ending belly rub´´), this charming book is a must-have gift for anyone who shares their life with a feline friend (or viceversa)´´--
´´A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn´t have a name, has never caught a mouse, and isn´t much good for anything except watching human beings in action.´´--´´The New Yorker´´