The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

The Good, the Bad, and the Furry : Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat

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Humorous and endearing, The Good, the Bad and the Furry is a heartwarming memoir about a man at the mercy of his unpredictable, demanding and endlessly lovable cats. Meet The Bear--a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat please? Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society's ills. Unfortunately, he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ. There is Janet, a large man cat who often accidentally sets fire to his tail by walking too close to lighted candles; Ralph, a preening tabby who enjoys meowing his own name at 5AM; and Shipley, Ralph's brother, who steals soup but is generally relaxed once you pick him up and turn him upside down. And then there's Tom Cox, writing with wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand-in-hand with a life at the beck and call of four more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250063248
  • 9781250063243
  • 371,636

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"Certain to have you in stitches." --The Daily Mail "Tom Cox loves cats and he's not afraid to show it." --Vicky Halls, author of Cat Confidential "Tom Cox is a very funny cat addict. I laughed out loud." --Celia Haddon author of Cats Behaving Badly "Readers who are devoted cat owners will relate to Cox's insights and stories and will invariably connect with him on a level that others may not." --Publishers Weekly "While you may come for The Bear, you'll stay for the author; framed around the centerpiece of his personable cats, the story's true protagonist is Cox. His acute understanding of cats is entertaining and poignant, but those cute pet stories stand on the foundation of a talented and deeply thoughtful writer." --The A.V. Club "These continuing stories of a man and his cats, with a dollop of humans thrown in, are worthy additions to the feline canon." --Booklistshow more

About Tom Cox

TOM COX has a monthly column in the Guardian's Life and Style section, called The 21st Century Yokel. He also has regular slots in Golf International magazine, Your Cat magazine, and reviews books for several newspapers. He lives in Norfolk, more

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1,183 ratings
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4 39% (467)
3 18% (218)
2 4% (48)
1 1% (12)
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