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Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat Hardcover – January 1, 2006

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I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

About the Author

Artist Lesley Anne Ivory's painted interpretations of cats' personalities and expressions has made her one of Britain's favorite animal artists, accomplished enough to have her works hung in the Royal Academy. Her distinctive cat paintings have appeared in and on many gift items including cards, stationery, calendars, limited edition plates, and books including Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736915214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736915212
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,417,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have always written...since gradeschool when I would draft the longest novel I could, I think I made it to page 120. I wrote plays and poems and strange stories about midget aliens. My readership was zero, but that didn't matter. The desire to write was there and set upon my heart.

Always an observer, maybe I wanted to write in order to be the ultimate observer...the one perched outside the page watching the story or situation unfold. I find comfort there...on the perimeter.

College was a great place for me to explore my love of story and expression. With a double major in Journalism and Film I had the ultimate opportunity to feed my imagination and quest for story, words, and meaning behind those words. My favorite movies list includes Broadcast News and All the Presidents Men. Even though I didn't go the way of hard journalism, I am always thrilled by the task of uncovering a story or a situation to find the meaning and more universal lesson.

Currently I try to uncover that meaning through fiction. But I think the pursuit will end up taking many shapes.

Hopefully, through it all, I keep the quest for meaning, compassion, understanding, faith, and discovery at the forefront of my writing. I hope others connect with it. I think we all can learn great lessons from one another...that is what the exchanges between writer and story, reader and story, and writer and reader can do.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jill Harrison on October 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Another beautiful book illustrated by the extraordinarily talented Lesley Anne Ivory. Everyone who loves cats, or simply appreciates the individual beauty and grace which makes every cat a masterpiece, will be enthralled with the paintings of these glorious creatures, posed to prefection against Lesley's exquisite backgrounds
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate K. on December 16, 2008
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Needless to say, I love cats - and all animals. I currently have two cats. This book, as well as my furry friends, is simply "there for me at the end of a stressful day." It is simple, yet very moving. It inspires a connection, so to speak. When this world, with all of its complications, weighs a person down, this beautifully illustrated book of touching little stories can make life a bit brighter! Many thanks to the author and the artist!

Kate
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Goldberg on February 23, 2010
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While I found some of the written pieces two schmaltzy, the cat paintings are excellent, for me better than the "inspriational" dialogue. Would make a good little gift for a cat lover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 10, 2010
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This is a wonderful book...I've bought several as gifts for my cat-loving family and friends as well as one to keep for myself! Gorgeous artwork!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TerraT on May 18, 2014
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This is a delightful book with wonderful illustrations by Lesley Anne Ivory. I got it primarily for the pictures, although the text was nice too. If you like great pictures of (primarily) Maine Coone kitties, this is a book you will enjoy. It was easy to tell that very cat in the book came from royalty! : - )
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