“Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen”, by Sam Kalda

I recently had the chance to read Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen, by Sam Kalda. This nonfiction book was published on April 18, 2017, by Ten Speed Press.

About this book (from the back cover):

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history.

Some of history’s greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat’s fur sparked young Nikola Tesla’s interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill’s homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends.

Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history’s most notable “cat men,” Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.

Final Verdict:

This book was my Father’s Day present to my husband. A self-labeled curmudgeon, he has long forbidden any pets in our house, but last Christmas my kids and I persuaded him that cats are the ideal pet for a grumpy man in an ivory tower. He claims not to like our two cats, but I catch him conversing with them when he thinks no one’s looking. This book was the perfect thing for him, as it covers lots of fun biographies and quotes about famous “artists, writers, thinkers, and statesmen” who were also cat lovers. Here is a photo of my husband with the book and our cat Jacob Marley. He is trying to look grumpy, but Jacob Marley and I know better.

I have enjoyed reading this book too, and the art is simply gorgeous. I highly recommend this book as a gift for the cat-loving man in your life.

You can find our more about author/illustrator Sam Kalda by visiting his website here.

 If you’d like to check out Of Cats and Men it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version. If you prefer a hardcover copy, it’s currently on sale for $10.93. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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