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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158008124X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580081245
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.1 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #952,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Have you ever thought your palate-picky Persian could make it as a haute-cuisine critic? Careers for Your Cat, a quirky guide by Ann Dziemianowicz and illustrated by Ann Boyajian will help you answer these questions.”
--Cat Fancy, November 2010

Careers for Your Cat offers 34 careers–from celebrity photographer to psychotherapist—delightfully illustrated by artist Ann Boyajian.”
--Baristanet.com, 10/1/10

“Basically, I love everything about this book, including the illustrations by Ann Boyajian.”
--SavetheAssistants.com, 9/28/10

“For now, for any of you kits who might be just lolling around watching TV, birds and who lie in front of the window sunbathing all day, you may want to get your paws on Careers For Your Cat so you can  bring home some bucks for some extra kibble or shrimp.”
--Cody the cat, Cat Chat with Caren & Cody, 9/5/10

“The premise of this light-hearted look at feline careers is to enable owners to "sit back, relax, and take a well-earned cat nap.”
--CanidaePetFood blog, 9/4/10

“Definitely good for a laugh.  I found out my cat Hattie would make a good jazz musician and my cat Sirius would make a good landscape architect.”
--Chicagonow.com, 9/3/10

One of 10 Notable Debuts
--Writers Digest, September 2010

Careers for Your Cat gets right down to business with the Meowers-Briggs Career/Personality Test. If your cat can deconstruct a sofa on a moment’s notice, he might make a good interior designer.”
--Boston Globe, 8/29/10

“Want to find your cat's personality type and ideal career? For Dziemianowicz's advice and her patented Meowers-Briggs test, check out Careers for Your Cat.”
--People Magazine’s PeoplePets.com, 8/19/10

“The book is hilarious. Many books land on my desk for review and are later donated to shelters. This one is a keeper! In fact, its going to remain permanently on my desk alongside my treasured dictionaries and other “go to” books for information.”
--Sandy Robins, CatChannel.com, 7/30/10

“...if you (or somebody you know) needs a bit of "funny" injected into the darkness of the current economic bust (and especially if they're a "cat person"), this is something you might consider picking up.”
--ChicagoNow, "The Job Stalker," 7/26/10

“Careers for Your Cat, written by Ann Dziemianowicz and charmingly illustrated by Ann Boyajian, purports to be exactly what it sounds like, a way to get your kitty off its furry behind and out into the workforce.”
--BTripps Books, 7/25/10

“While this book is delightfully tongue-in-cheek, the author has clearly observed the behavior and attitudes of many cats.”
--New Age Retailer, Pet Psychic Column, 2010

“Here's good news: After years of reading and reviewing business books, I have finally found one volume that is 100 percent guaranteed to improve your life.”
--”Work Daze”, syndicated columnist Bob Goldman, 2010

About the Author

ANN DZIEMIANOWICZ is a writer and feline career counselor who is dedicated to helping cats land their dream jobs. Her three cats have gone on to much success. Fella went into law enforcement; Bibsy launched a catering business and Milton pursued a long and varied career as a lounge act in Vegas.

ANN BOYAJIAN is a former rock musician turned church choir director and book illustrator. She and her husband support two kitties in Massachusetts.

More About the Author

Ann Dziemianowicz has loved cats since she was eight years old, when she was smitten with a gorgeous black kitten with a neat white bib and a wild manner. Of course he came home with her. Over the years, she has lived with three cats--Bibsy, Fella and Milton. As a Cat Career Coach, she propelled her free-loading felines into the workforce. Bibsy launched a successful catering business; Fella went into law enforcement and Milton pursued a long and varied career in the entertainment industry.

It is the author's belief that with the proper guidance, cats can reach their full potential and become contributing members of their households.

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It's a quick fun read.
C. Fleuriel
You will love LESSONS FROM STANLEY THE CAT too.
Jennifer Freed
Great gift for cat lovers.
Mike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Slagathor on August 7, 2010
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Hilarious! Great for cat lovers! This witty book is not only great for a laugh, but it also contains pretty smart career/interview advice that is a perfect break for people struggling in this current job market. Sit back and enjoy this satirical response to the failing economy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ingrid King on September 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever wished that your feline companions would get off the couch and contribute to your household budget? Careers for Your Cat explores what might happen if your feline charges were to join the workforce. Help your kitty take the Meowers-Briggs Personality Quiz, which is designed to provide an accurate self-assessment of your cat's personality type. Is she friendly or reserved? Whimsical or serious? Self-effacing or self-confident? Knowing the answers to those questions will help your cat find a career path which will help him utilize his full potential. Dziemianowics describes thirty-four career choices ranging from opera singer to landscape architect to marine biologist. The book includes a section of tips for acing that all important job interview, highlighting such important hints as "keep your tail high," "do not sit in your interviewer's lap," and "do not play with objects on the interviewer's desk."

Illustrated with utterly charming drawings by Ann Boyajian that made me smile and occasionally laugh out loud, this little book is a delightful, tongue-in-cheek fantasy of what the world would look like if cats were to head out into the nine to five world and leave their humans at home to relax and take those well-deserved cat naps.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ATP on September 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you're familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality types, you'll find this parody hilarious. The author has done a great job of analyzing cat behavior and assigning it to categories with witty or interesting names. We have two cats, and it was great fun to analyze their very different ways of spending time and responding to humans.
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A funny book with unique illustrations. This is a great gift for any cat lover/animal lover. It's sure to leave you laughing.
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By pilotski on December 28, 2012
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I bought it because of the title and I needed a stocking stuffer gift. I gave a book to several cat lovers and they seemed to enjoy it.
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The preview feature shows you what kind of book it is -- it's cute! There's a complete Meowers-Briggs test that you can fill out and choose some careers for you cat -- and all of the careers have cute illustrations.
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By Mike on June 21, 2011
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My mom is a crazy cat lady. She loved this book. It has cute illustrations of cats in the work world and their personalities. Great gift for cat lovers.
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