Workman 2004

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Other Books by Jim Edgar

Bad Cat

Author: Jim Edgar

Not since Kliban has there been a cat book this edgy. Edgy as in Bosco, the demonic Siamese with the out-of-focus eyes, razor-sharp fangs, and his own idea of Feng Shui. Or the half-shaved freak named Mr. Fliegel, who looks like a cross between a poodle and a lion. Mr. Fliegel shrugs and says, "Chicks dig me." Or Kato, resplendent in his Three Musketeers outfit: "One for all, blah blah blah ... now just get me out of this @#%&ing costume!" Or Clark, whose hobby is eating other cats' food. Tina, who somehow always just misses the litter box ... sucker. And the guilty-looking Clarence, caught with a Barbie doll in flagrante delicto. Clarence's defiant defense: "She was naked when I came in ... "

Just as Kliban got us to think about the cat as something far more interesting than an innocuous house pet, and Suzy Becker taught us that cats possess a Buddha-like wisdom (together, Cat and All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat have more than 2.6 million copies in print), Jim Edgar reveals yet another facet of the ever-mesmerizing animal. Brooding, deranged, antisocial, these are kitties with attitude and borderline personality problems — ah, but what hilarious fun it is to read about them. All 244 photographed in terrifying full color in their most unflattering moments, with a quote plus vital stats: name, breed, age, and hobby. Get to know them. Then see if you can ever forget them.

USA Today:

For a stocking stuffer that says stuff it.

 

People:

At last, a photo book for cat lovers that a cat hater wouldn't mind giving.

 

Publishers Weekly:

Hilarious.

 

Contra Costa Times:

I passed this little book around the newsroom and watched reporters and columnists laughing so hard they fell out of their chairs.

 

Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

Best Stocking Stuffer!

 

Charlotte Observer:

Humor in ... the dark thoughts of cats and kitties.