“[A] fun collection of short stories, articles, humor, poems, and charming color covers from the magazine’s archives . . . [a] high-quality, attractive work.”—Library Journal
“Covers, cartoons, authors of pieces both longer and shorter, reflect current views of the feline subject in all its glory. . . . The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection.”—Kirkus Reviews
As I thought it would be, it is a riot. The cartoons and essays are on point for all cat lovers. I was going to immediately send copies to friends and relatives until I found out the price increased over a dollar in 24 hours. Strange how this could/would happen. Did I miss some subtle change in the corporate bottom line that mandated this price increase? Anyhow, I highly recommend the book but have a problem with the price.
I personally do not see anything funny or humerous about drowning kittens in a bucket of water or asking neighbors to shoot cats or throwing cats in bonfires....I thought the book was awful especially to a cat lover or to anyone who loves animals....
What a treasure - I had to first page through and laugh at all the cartoons and I haven't stopped laughing. Then I picked out a few interesting stories and soon realized ALL of the stories were interesting, funny, sad, cute and sooo true. This compilation is one of the best 'coffee table' books around, good for a quick read and a hunker down and get warm fuzzies read on a cold night, with your cat trying to get as close to your face as possible blocking the pages from view. Sheer joy and love.