It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat!
Next up… Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen, by Sam Kalda
“My relationship with cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”
— William S. Burroughs
Start date: 7/16/2017
Finish date: 7/17/2017
Source: Blogging for Books
Stereotypes may have us believe that dogs are man’s best friend and women are “crazy cat ladies,” but
Sam Kalda bucks the cliches in this charming gift book by bringing forth examples of Cat Men: forward-thinking artists, writers, and thinkers throughout history who gravitate toward the company of felines. This collection of thirty brief profiles range from the obvious (Ernest Hemingway) to the ancient (King Hywel the Good), but each essay is clever and compelling. The illustrations are a major part of this book’s appeal, and I love the stylized and modern aesthetic (no cheesy cat photos here!).
Such a smart and fun book is definitely gift-worthy for the cat man in your life… I only wish I had seen this before Father’s Day for Sam!
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