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Book Chat: Of Cats and Men

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat!
“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
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover
Source: Blogging for Books
3 stars
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!
Find out more about the author here, or find Of Cats and Men on the publisher’s website or Amazon!
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***I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.***
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