Wednesday, June 13, 2012

[Review] - Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

Title: Cat Daddy: How One Very Special Cat Fixed One Very Broken Man
Author: Jackson Galaxy with Joel Derfner
Genre: Memoir/Non-Fiction
Release Date: May 10, 2012

Summary:  Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet’s hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy , a.k.a. “Cat Daddy,” isn’t what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos he “looks like a Hells Angel”). Yet Galaxy’s ability to connect with even the most troubled felines—not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake—is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home.

When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny’s previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days—his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car—and his owner insisted he’d been “unbondable” from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy’s amazing “Cat Mojo” advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.

Thoughts: Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist and host of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell. Cat Daddy is both Jackson and Benny's story. It's about how one stubborn cat saved a man's life.

I started watching My Cat From Hell last year. Being a cat person I was instantly enthralled with the show and the host. Both are very interesting - so I knew this book was gonna be a must read. Jackson's story is beautiful, shocking, heartbreaking and inspiring. Along with Jackson's life experiences in the book there are cat tips that are very helpful.  This should be a must read for all cat lovers.

**I don't normally review memoirs or non-fiction, but I enjoyed this one so much that it deserved being talked about. 

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website:
Spirit Essences | My Cat From Hell

1 comment:

  1. Anxious to read this one! :) I swear, my one cat, Sassy, (aka, "She-Devil") soooo needs to have his help. LOL.

    'Course, I'm not sure even HE could help. hehe

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