My Life in a Cat House : True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living With Five Felines
by Cooper, Gwen

Author's Prefacexiii
I Choo-Choo-Choose You!
Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen
The Picasso of Pee
"Cat Lovers Don't Read Books"
THEM! A Story in Five Parts
Cat Carrier Tango
Fanny Trouble
The Worm Has Turned
About the Author270

In a book collected from the Curl Up With a Cat Tale series, the author of provides eight stories about her crazy life living with the feline friends she adores.

Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat; the novels Love Saves the Day and Diary of a South Beach Party Girl; and the crowd-sourced collection of “cat selfies,” Kittenish (a send-up of Kim Kardashian’s Selfish), 100% of the proceeds from which were donated to support animal rescue in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake. Her work has been published in nearly two-dozen languages and territories around the world.  She is a frequent speaker at shelters and fundraisers, and donates 10% of her royalties from Homer's Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals. Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her two perfect cats—Clayton the Tripod and his litter-mate, Fanny—who aren't impressed with any of it.

Fans of Homer's Odyssey (2009) will rejoice upon hearing that Homer's owner, Cooper, has returned with more true cat stories collected from the Curl Up with a Cat Tale series. Homer (who Cooper's husband would swear isn't really blind if it weren't for the fact that his eyes have been removed) returns, alongside four other felines, the subjects of anecdotes both hilarious and deeply moving. Through eight short stories, Cooper recounts each of her cats' talents, propensities, and antipathies, demonstrating each to be an individual with a personality worthy of attention. Whether describing Vashti bringing her a breakfast bug in bed or Scarlett crying out for her not to leave, Cooper's light and cheerful style makes it obvious that these cats are the loves of her life. Even readers with little inclination towards anthropomorphism will delight in these anecdotes of cats who seemingly have something to say about everything. Fans of Vicky Myron and Brett Witter's Dewey (2008) and James Bowen's A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life (2013) will be highly satisfied. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

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