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A Street Cat Named Bob (edition 2012)

by James Bowen

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Title:A Street Cat Named Bob
Authors:James Bowen
Info:Hodder Paperbacks (2012), Paperback, 288 pages
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Tags:memoir, cats, addiction, London, read with Joe, 2012 read

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A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen

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Only a cat lover can understand the awesomeness of BOB! What a great story! It's the healing of a man on many levels, and his experience of loving and being loved by a cat! Awesome! ( )
  | Mar 19, 2014 | edit |
Only a cat lover can understand the awesomeness of BOB! What a great story! It's the healing of a man on many levels, and his experience of loving and being loved by a cat! Awesome! ( )
  | Mar 19, 2014 | edit |
I absolutely loved this book. It is written in an accessible style, and is extremely uplifting. ( )
  Holly_85 | Mar 16, 2014 |
This is a great book, simply written, but emotional. Bob is awesome - this is a cat who is calm, composed, and knows exactly who he wants to be with. Lucky for James, that person is him. James is living the life of busker - singing on the street for money. With Bob in around, James needs to get his life together, because who else will care for Bob?

Its sweet - its sad. Its not a 'woe is me' book. There is a positive undertones from the beginning to end. And, its an easy read. So, for a feel good true life book, I recommend A Street Cat Named Bob. ( )
1 vote TheDivineOomba | Jan 25, 2014 |
When James Bowen, failed musician and recovering drug addict, finds a injured, orange street cat outside his apartment, he decides to take him in just long enough to get him healthy again. Living hand to mouth on the streets himself, the last thing James needed was another mouth to feed. Little did he know the cat named Bob had other plans for him.

A Street Cat Named Bob is a memoir about how a man and a cat rescue each other. James nurses Bob back to health and Bob helps him recover from drug addiction and turn his life around. Animals are amazing. This was an uplifting and heart warming story. ( )
1 vote Narilka | Jan 2, 2014 |
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When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

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