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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pap/Pstr edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449410243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449410247
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative, TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 5 million unique page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

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Highly recommended for any fun reading!
Brenton Giesey
Matthew inman is a very funny comic, and I love reading his web comics.
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It would make a great coffee table book or gift for a cat lover.
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772 of 806 people found the following review helpful By Courtney H. Bailey on October 9, 2012
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Luckily my copy of the book arrived in a plain brown wrapper, or else Fluffy would have surely destroyed it before I came home. I took it into the bathroom and locked the door behind me. As the Oatmeal revealed the details of her insidious plot, she was sticking her sharp clawed feet through the crack under the locked door like a kitty reenactment of The Shining. I hid the book under my shirt when I left the bathroom although I could tell she was suspicious because she wove through my legs trying to trip me up so I would drop it and show my hand.

Thanks to the Oatmeal, I now know the truth. She knows that I know that she knows that I know. She is watching me. I am waiting for her next move. It's like a game. Like a game of what?... yes, cat and mouse, my friend. Only this time she is playing for keeps.
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819 of 893 people found the following review helpful By C. N. Hickey on October 9, 2012
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Since there are other reviews based solely on device-specific criticism and not on the content, I figured it'd be logical to write a positive review in the same way. The paper edition seems to work natively without any apps. The right combination of gravity and friction make for a steady reading experience in my hands. In space (or any zero-G environment) I might not even have to hold the book! I'd probably hold the book anyway; it'd be strange reading a floating book. Sadly, the print version doesn't seem to work well in the dark, but hindsight is 20/20. Since it functions well enough in sunlight or under artificial light, I didn't negate four stars. Inman & co: please think ahead for the next version. Glow-in-the-dark pages are a must.
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190 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Simpson on October 9, 2012
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I read my copy about 20 minutes after it was delivered this morning. Then I read the second copy I purchased for a friend about an hour after that, just so I could say I was the first to read his copy.

I'll always have that...

Also, the damn thing was funny.
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65 of 85 people found the following review helpful By sLarimer on October 16, 2012
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I've followed The Oatmeal for years now, checked his site regularly, bought his books, supported his kookie causes (Nikola Tesla museums,) etc. etc. etc.

Why?

Because this guy makes me laugh; he is an excellent comic that takes down-to-earth material, makes it completely unrealistic (or sometimes too realistic,) and comes out on top almost every time. This book, however, really disappointed me. As much as I love his cat comics, you can only use the same joke about nard-licking, leg-clawing, face-sitting cats so many times before it gets old. I felt like very little of the Oatmeal's wild creativity went into this book, even though he had a limited theme of cats vs. the world. Also, full page comics are great when they aren't being used as 20-page filler to make the book appear worth the money. I hope to see more in the near future - hopefully, another book like the first to draw the Oatlets back in after this flop.

BORROW this book from a friend if you want to find out more about the inner-secrets of the enigma that is the felis catus.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Connor on November 4, 2012
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First, the book is hilarious. If you know The Oatmeal and read the website regularly, it's not a bad purchase given the low price. But be forewarned that 75% of the content in the book is taken from old comics posted online. Very little original, previously unseen content in here. Good to lay on the coffee table as a conversation piece, I suppose.
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful By ThingsDaniSays on October 9, 2012
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If you haven't been to [...] you are not doing LIFE correctly.

I bought two...one for me and one for some random person I will ask on the street if they have heard of The Oatmeal and if they answer 'no' I will hand them this book because they obviously need to be slapped in the eyes with some sweet unadulterated goodness.
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115 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Ferguson on October 9, 2012
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I came to Amazon to buy this book and was surprised to see it had two 1-star reviews. Uh oh, I thought, is the Oatmeal losing its funny? Nope. The two reviews are for technical failures of the digital downloads, not for the book itself. Please don't give bad reviews to books that you haven't yet read! (And I promise I'll never in future give GOOD reviews to books I haven't yet read.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia M. Suprenant on October 9, 2012
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Just cracked open the amazon.com box and pulled out my copy. If you like The Oatmeal, you will LOVE this -- my sides hurt from laughing!
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