A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life (Hardcover)
The Instant New York Times Bestseller!
James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.
Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.
When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey.
A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world.
When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
This instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is a perfect gift book for cat lovers.
About the Author
JAMES BOWEN is the New York Times bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob. He found Bob in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since. They both live in north London.
“Stellar...A beautiful, never maudlin story of second chances for both man and beast and a poignant testimony to how much caring for someone -- or some feline -- can give you renewed direction where you're down and out. Understandably, this was a best-seller in England.” —Booklist (starred)
“A rich, moving story of the link between a street-wise cat and a man who earns his living on the streets—perfect for cat lovers.” —Kirkus
“Move over, Marley. A stray cat from north London could be heading for the lap of luxury as the cinema's next box office pet sensation.” —The Times (UK)
“A simple, sweet and ridiculously heartwarming story.” —The Huffington Post
“A book with the strong ingredients that made Marley and Me and Dewey big successes…A warm and poignant memoir.” —The Guardian (UK)
“A Street Cat Named Bob has sold over 350,000 copies in the UK, and has been published in 25 languages.” —The Independent (UK)
“An instantly bestselling memoir that, besides its heartwarming tale of their friendship, offers an insight into the injustice of life on the streets.” —The Times (UK)
“Fans . . . queued around the block at James and Bob's first signing. The purrfectly behaved Bob signed an impressive 180 books in just two hours.” —Bookseller (UK)