Cat People

Cat People

Book - 2006
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With characteristic wit, self-effacing charm and sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda and his wife Margaret Korda recount their lives as "cat people," beginning with Margaret's passion for cats (and Michael's reluctant mid-life transformation into a cat person), and introducing readers to a hilarious assortment of people whose life revolves--often to an extraordinary degree--around their cat, or cats, from Cleopatra a transatlantic traveler who found happiness in Paris to Wally, the epitome of feline dignity.

Here are people who just can't say no to another cat, who "world-travel" with their cat, who build their social life around their cats--and of course the cats themselves, for the Kordas celebrate the beguiling power of cats, including many of their own, who have complemented, complicated and changed their lives together over the years. Here are charming, often hilarious and sometimes sad portraits of such cats as Margaret's beloved Irving, whose favorite abode was the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and Mumsie, who arrived unexpectedly at the door with her two kittens, and special cats like Jake and the gentle Chutney, as well as "difficult" cats like Chui and poor Mrs. Bumble, and Mr. McT., the bully who found love late in life. Here are graceful cats and cats like Kit-Kat that never look before they jump, in short, countless cats the reader will never forget, even those with many cats of their own.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060756642
Call Number: 636.8088 K8412c 2006
Characteristics: 163 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Korda, Michael 1933-


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Mar 29, 2011

Heart-warming stories, although somewhat disjointed narration by the two Kordas. If you enjoy this book, you should read Country Matters by Michael Korda to learn more about the couple's endeavors with horses and pigs in rural New York state.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 03, 2011

A collection of cute stories about the author's accumulated cats. You'll smile, you'll laugh, you'll cry, but you might also come away with a better understanding about the reality of rescuing cats.

The illustrations throughout are also adorable.


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