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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat Hardcover – May 27, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (May 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250046327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250046321
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Starred Review* The author’s Street Cat Named Bob (2012) climbed onto the New York Times best-seller list as it touched the hearts of cat lovers in not only the U.S. but also, prior to that, in Bowen’s—and Bob’s—native Britain. If you are unfamiliar with the previous book (and shame on you), the author was a London street musician and recovering drug addict when he stumbled upon an ill ginger tabby, whom he named—so ­perfectly—Bob. He fixed Bob up, and they have been inseparable ever since. The remarkable aspect of their friendship—no, love—is that Bob accompanied Bowen most days on his street-playing gig, attracting considerable attention in his own right. Now comes a sequel to that beguiling book, and this human-­feline team has not lost any of its extraordinariness. The primary focus in this second installment of the Bob story is the fame and fortune that came Bowen’s way in the wake of the spectacular success of the first book. But is Bob no longer as vital to Bowen’s life? Be serious. Bob’s serenity has kept his now-famous owner grounded and aware of what’s really important in life: the strength of love. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The previous book’s popularity will guarantee the commercial success of the author’s new one. --Brad Hooper

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Praise for The World According to Bob

"Bowen's sequel to the international bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob is every bit as good as the first book...At it's core The World According to Bob is an age-old and simple lesson in the ways people and the animals who love them can work everyday miracles." —Best Friends Magazine

"This smartly balanced blend of humor, pathos, and humility makes Bowen such an engaging narrator, and it's no wonder the unlikely duo have inspired so many followers on Facebook as well as in real life. Bowen has crafted a terrific sequel to an amazing and inspiring story that's just beginning."  —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The author’s Street Cat Named Bob climbed onto the New York Times best-seller list as it touched the hearts of cat lovers…Now comes a sequel to that beguiling book, and this human-feline team has not lost any of its extraordinariness.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A simple, heartwarming story of continued companionship and mutual trust and respect…sure to be another best-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"The book's feline title character has become as famous as John Grogan's dog Marley." —The New York Times

"A huge success, selling more than a million copies worldwide."—Today.com

"[Fans] came from as far as Japan and across Europe to catch a glimpse of this feline literary lothario."—USA Today

"Bowen, a London street musician turned bestselling author and YouTube sensation, shares how his life has changed since he took in an alley cat named Bob."—People

"Stellar...A beautiful...story of second chances for both man and beast."—Booklist (starred) "A rich, moving story—perfect for cat lovers."—Kirkus

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Highly recommend all teenagers read both books.
Cynthia L Jaeger
It's an amazing story that I can identify with, and I hope he continues to update us.
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I loved reading the first book and could not wait to read the second.
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By night61 on July 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I read the first one, a street cat named bob a couple of years ago. i quickly starting following James on Facebook and was excited to learn there would be a second book. i pre-ordered it as soon as it was available and waited until its release date. it was well worth the wait. it made me laugh it made me cry, and it left me wanting more. anyone who is a cat lover...not a animal lover will love this book. not only that it continues to show the power of an animal to help heal a human soul.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Anna on July 27, 2013
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This is the continuing story of my favorite cat and his owner. I first met Bob in the book A Streetcat named Bob and was touched how the 2 street souls saved each other. I couldn't wait for a sequel. Here it is.
The tale this time more of the interaction of Bob and James. How extraordinary Bob is and how jealous and cruel people still can be even when you are trying your best to be your best. A good read and I hope again for more on Bob and James. I am a big fan of Bob!!!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Jenkins on July 21, 2013
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I've just finished this sequel to Mr. Bowen's first book on Bob and find it every bit as moving as the first one. I've even bought a copy of the children's version and will read that next. I've never been a fan of Facebook, but am considering joining just to find out what James and Bob do next. Also to see whether there'll be another book! I think it's great they helped raise 5,000 pounds for the animal charity!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Candella on August 4, 2013
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I completely fell in love with these two awesome guys James&Bob! The second book is great as the previous one! And I really hope there will be one/two/three more:)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Susan Brown on July 28, 2013
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I have just finished reading my second Bob Book - James please write a 3rd. Cannot get enough of his adventures. I certainly hope this will be made into a Film - what a story of love, hope, life and in the end happiness.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kim Dyer on July 18, 2013
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The World According to Bob is the second book about James Bowen's life with the very special cat Bob. It is funny, touching and just a really good read. I am off to buy the related children's book, and may need to get hard copies of both books in addition to the e book versions.

If I ever encounter a signing, here or in the UK, I will certainly go and stand in line.

I hope to see many more books for many more years.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BrownEyedGirl on July 27, 2013
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Another fantastic book from James and Bob. A real life adventure. Well written and thought provoking. Take the time to read this heartwarming true story!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Starla on July 22, 2013
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I first heard of this via the news and then purchased the 1st book "A Street Cat Named Bob" and loved it, and then read "Bob, no ordinary cat" and now this one and all 3 are the best, very inspirational. I hope he writes many more
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