Buy Used
$5.99
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Good readable copy. Worn edges and covers and may have small creases. Otherwise item is in good condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

How to Massage Your Cat Hardcover – September, 2003


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, September, 2003
$4.94 $0.01

Coming Soon in Humor & Entertainment
Browse upcoming releases in humor and entertainment books. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Alice M. Brock is the former owner and chef of the world-famous Alice's Restaurant - immortalized both in Arlo Guthrie's song and the film by the same name. She makes her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; UNABRIDGED VERSION edition (September 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811840697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811840699
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Diane on July 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I first got this book about 30 years ago, when I was a teenager. It made me laugh so hard then that it brought me to tears. Every few years I pull it out to share with someone and it STILL makes me cry with laughter. I'm sorry to find that some people have the opposite reaction. To me, it's hard to understand. I love my cat and know this book isn't meant seriously. It's a deliciously ridiculous 'how-to'. I will always love it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Bennett on January 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was recently at the veterinarian with my sickly cat, and while waiting I saw this book in a pile. I opened it randomly to a page which included instructions for shaking your cat out and, of course, realized it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I started back at the beginning, laughing to myself at the photos of a cat being stretched, kneaded like bread dough, and twisted. I'm definitely thinking of getting this as a gift for the cat lovers I know who have a good sense of humour.

If there are people out there who did not find this book funny, I can express nothing but sympathy. What a dull world you must live in.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Lund on July 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A quick read, and very funny, if you have the right sense of humor. There is no real cruelty to animals being portrayed in this book, and the nonplussed look of the cat through the entire thing is priceless.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Suzy on April 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I recently re-read this masterpiece and it confirmed my view that a solid massage is the best way to truly relax a feline companion. One of my old faithful pets is still in a state of blissful oblivion after all of these years.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Alexander on February 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this book when I was out shopping with my mom at a novelty store. We laughed and laughed as we read it in the store. She bought it to give as a white elephant party gift, but she always regretted that the person who received it didn't seem to appreciate it as much as she did. I ordered this as a small gift for her, so she could finally have her own copy. Hilarious.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
Our friends have dalmations that they have trained to smile in a smarmy fashion. When they issue the command "Smarmy dog!" the dogs obligingly lift their lips and sneer. It's a hoot. Naturally, THEY would be the ones to buy "How to Massage Your Cat" and pass it around. Hey, animal humor is the best kind!

We couldn't keep from gasping with laughter as they showed us this book of quasi-serious cartoon drawing, illustrating the ludicrous concept of massaging the generally loosely constructed lump of flesh that is a feline. If you aren't a cat owner, you may not "get" the joke; cats need a massage like I need a banana split. Mine lies around on his back and looks like he's a pool of melting furry caramel sauce.

Of course, your cat may actually need to be massaged, but then, who doesn't?

Funny stuff, indeed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michelle A. Cowart on September 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I was laughing so hard in the bookstore people were staring. It's obvious a cat lover wrote the book, and anybody who takes it seriously has serious problems. If you actually tried this on a cat, you'd end up with no eyes and various open wounds. This is a simple, but extremely funny book that will make you laugh until you can't breathe.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By lecrappe on July 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is a masterpiece. Simple, funny, elegant prose with perfectly matched illustrations.

Sick and disturbing? Thats laughable. The only thing sick and disturbing is how someone can find this book sick and disturbing.

Get a grip. And start massaging (...). You might feel less uptight.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews