Cat People

Cat People Michael Korda Margaret Korda
  • Title: Cat People
  • Author: Michael Korda Margaret Korda
  • ISBN: 9780060756635
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cat People Michael Korda Margaret Korda Cat People With characteristic wit self effacing charm and sheer exuberant love of a good cat story New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda and his wife Margaret Korda recount their lives as cat peopl
    With characteristic wit, self effacing charm and sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda and his wife Margaret Korda recount their lives as cat people, beginning with Margaret s passion for cats and Michael s reluctant mid life transformation into a cat person , and introducing readers to a hilarious assortment of peoplWith characteristic wit, self effacing charm and sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda and his wife Margaret Korda recount their lives as cat people, beginning with Margaret s passion for cats and Michael s reluctant mid life transformation into a cat person , and introducing readers to a hilarious assortment of people whose life revolves often to an extraordinary degree around their cat, or cats, from Cleopatra a transatlantic traveler who found happiness in Paris to Wally, the epitome of feline dignity.Here are people who just can t say no to another cat, who world travel with their cat, who build their social life around their cats and of course the cats themselves, for the Kordas celebrate the beguiling power of cats, including many of their own, who have complemented, complicated and changed their lives together over the years Here are charming, often hilarious and sometimes sad portraits of such cats as Margaret s beloved Irving, whose favorite abode was the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and Mumsie, who arrived unexpectedly at the door with her two kittens, and special cats like Jake and the gentle Chutney, as well as difficult cats like Chui and poor Mrs Bumble, and Mr McT the bully who found love late in life Here are graceful cats and cats like Kit Kat that never look before they jump, in short, countless cats the reader will never forget, even those with many cats of their own.
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    About Michael Korda Margaret Korda


    1. is an English born writer and novelist who was editor in Chief of Simon Schuster in New York City.


    535 Comments


    1. While some of the stories are amusing little anecdotes, there s also a few really horrible ones, like when a mother and daughter go to town and the father hires someone to kill every single cat at their barn Charming It s reality, but if they were going for a lighthearted book here, they failed Badly I also disagree with the opening chapter, on how cats are barely tolerant of humanity and so on I think anyone who s dealt with cats know that each one has their own personality, and that the skitti [...]

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    2. Hilarious Not even a little bit I have no idea why I took the precious time to read the whole thing, except it was relatively short As much as I like cats, this was poorly written, with no definite voice, and would have turned me into a cat hater if I was inclined to give this book that much power Letting cats on counters and tables at meal times Yeah, I don t think so

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    3. So, well, this was nothing but a random collection of loosely related stories with no real organization or structure A quick read I would recommend it for people who have an unexpected overnight layover at the airport and have nothing better to do.

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    4. Written by the editor in chief of Simon Schuster, Cat People A Hilariously Entertaining Look At The World Of Cat Lovers And Their Obsessive Devotion to Their Pets is a charming book about the personalities of cats generally, and of cats in particular Michael Korda and his wife Margaret share funny stories about their cats and their friend s cats, and anyone who loves and or owns a cat or cats will most definitely chuckle than a few times during the introduction with a hearty yes, that s exactly [...]

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    5. Firstly, don t pay any attention to the reviews below mine, as apparently the writers don t actually GET cats, though one of them claims to like them Apparently, whatever they were expecting, this book did not fulfill their needs, bur they are DEAD wrong in their reviews Now to continue with why this book IS so special and enjoyable which, apparently, these dolts missed completely.Anyone who has ever lived with cats after all, THEY own the place YOU keep it up and loved them will die laughing re [...]

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    6. Supposedly amusing anecdotes from the up scale life of self important, well to do New Yorkers playing out in their country estate with the beasts and little people Blech.

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    7. Warm and funny

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    8. Couldn t put down but I am obsessed with cats I think all readers would enjoy.

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    9. Cute A nostalgic collection of cat anecdotes by two serious cat lovers.

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    10. Fun read for one sitting For people who love cats Nothing deep just fun and fast read.

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    11. Cute with some very true observations about cats I enjoyed it Although there is some sadness in there, I loved the stories of the cats that have touched their lives over the years.

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    12. I love cats I might even love cat people, as a group.However, when I bought this book from the bargain table at the bookstore, I thought I recognized Korda s name from an old, cynical and mostly not very useful book called Power How to get it how to use it.Turns out I was right.Nonetheless, with the exception that I am predisposed to liking both cats and the people who like them, I am not so thrilled with this book It s formulaic, and why it was written a puzzle.I think I would have had fun if [...]

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    13. I was expecting this book to address the different sort of quirks exhibited by cat people in general or to spotlight famous or eccentric cat people This was of a discussion of the authors as cat people and their various cats Now, as a cat lover, I am not going to object to reading about cats and their personalities But there are enough different cats in here that you don t become truly attached to any of them, so it is not as compelling as some I have read that spend years following the most in [...]

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    14. I was real disappointed with this book Some of their stories were sweet and pulled me in but for the most part I coulddnt wait to get done with it The authors complained a lot about their furniture being ruined and wrote quite a bit about cats in a stereo typical way If you have 4 or 5 cats in your home theyre going to scratch furniture than likely to leave their scent behind only to have it covered up by anotherbuy cheaper furniture I found myself irritated by this book Being the owner or caret [...]

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    15. I have no idea why this book has so many bad reviewsearly it must be possible to love cats but not actually be a cat person I found it completely delightful and laughed out loud through the entire thing Most of the cat observations I found to be spot on, especially since I haven t owned less than 3 cats myself for several years now If you re a cat lover, ignore all the other stupid people and read it The writing style is, perhaps, a little odd, but I thought it added to the book s charm.

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    16. This was a very random read I don t even remember how it came to be on my TBR list I thought it was going to be a funny look back at the Korda s relationship with cats Instead, it was random, disjointed, and not really that funny Maybe if I knew the Kordas it would have made sense it read like little anecdotes you pass along to friends and family to keep the up to date about what s been going on with you.Some of the illustrations were cute, but that s all I thought it had going for it.

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    17. A light, fast fun read it took me through the commute to work and the commute home one day The Kordas talk about the habits of the many cats they have adopted or who have adopted them at their rustic house over the years Plenty of chuckles of recognition for any cat owner There are sad cases as well, but most of the stories reinforce the joy and fascination of living alongside the Furry Ones My only cavil was that it was sometimes hard to keep track of whose voice was narrating.

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    18. This is a collection of anecdotes of the cats that the Korda family have owned Sometimes the couple have been selected by a cat and some they have chose This is how cats often come into our lives I adopted a cat from an animal shelter and still feel like he chose me We are all lucky to have such loving, furry creatures in our lives.

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    19. This book gets 2 stars for the occasionally amusing anecdotes about cats It gets no stars for disseminating false information that an older cat s only reason for disliking travel is that it isn t first class that warm milk is good to give outdoor cats Also, the writers are total snobs which can be amusing but grows tedious to those of us who have to work for a living.

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    20. Book 2 of 2010 Meh I liked the individual cat portraits But underlying it all was an inherent snootiness from the authors It took a while to get any sense that they really loved these animals they took in And I really don t care about how expensive and designer your furniture is, please stop referring to it as if it s a huge tragedy when it gets scratched.

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    21. Overall, a cute, quick read I really don t understand all the negative reviews As someone who s had cats all her life and whose family is currently providing food and shelter for a lovable stray that comes and goes when he pleases, I found this book to be by turns touching, relatable, and amusing.

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    22. I enjoyed this book immensely Although I felt that the factual information at the beginning was difficult to chew through, when I finally reached the stories about the cats I was touched and ended up loving the Korda family The perspective changes in awkward paragraphs, but aside from this, the book is heartwarming and will leave you with a laugh or two A great book for a cat lover.

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    23. I was wavering between two and three stars Although this book wasn t quite what I expected and occasionally confused me with its haphazard writing, I still read it in the course of one afternoon The cats themselves are very interesting I enjoyed their stories Yet, I just felt like some kind of glue was missing through the whole book I wouldn t recommend this to anyone.

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    24. Hardcover out of print, anticipated illustrative drawings.The style of writing like an old married couple with a tendency to finish each other s sentences, sometimes the story melds into his her version without clear distinction of when and where it actually began Be prepared with a box of tissues.

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    25. A cute little book that cat owners will definitely enjoy The Kordas talk about cats in general, prompting laugh out loud remarks, and their cats in specific Most of the chapters detail in high humor their adventures as farm living cat adopters Would recommend to cat lovers.

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    26. I barely remember what this book was about, all of my friends call me a cat lady but even I was slogging through this one to the end just sort of yawning THEY RE NEVER AS CUTE IF THEY RE NOT YOUR CAT.

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    27. This is a cute book that can best be summed up with a quote from it The thing is, cats give you something to laugh about every day Who can knock that Who indeed Of course, eventually they make you cry too, but that s part of the deal.

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    28. A slender volume with tales of mostly rescued feral cats I don t understand why they had to euthanize a biter when they have acreage, a barn, and other buildings where the cat could have lived apart from humans.

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    29. Cute book Since I love cats, I loved the stories The writing however, was quite choppy without a good flow Many times, I had no idea who was speaking Michael or Margaret Still, a cat story is hard to give up on.

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    30. I picked it up one day and just started reading it I would find it laying around and read a few pages here and there, and before I knew it I had read the whole thing It is a cute read More of an introspective autobiographical look at author s relationship with cats in particular.

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