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The Little Book of Bob

The Little Book of Bob

Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat

James Bowen

Thomas Dunne Books

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"An international phenomenon" –Library Journal

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob comes an uplifting book of wisdom and advice from the most street-savvy cat of them all.

In spring of 2007, street busker James Bowen found an injured orange tabby in the hallway of his shelter home in North London. Their friendship changed both of their lives and led to the internationally bestselling book A Street Cat Named Bob.

But fame hasn't gone to James or Bob's heads. In Bob, James found a model for friendship, steadfastness, balance, and joy that we can all apply to our own lives. The Little Book of Bob is a heartfelt and wholesome book about how to be kinder to ourselves and kinder to the world around us.

Cats are amazing creatures, as all animal lovers know. Tender and wise, this is a little book with a big heart.

Praise for The Little Book of Bob

Praise for The Little Book of Bob

"In spring 2007, London street busker Bowen rescued an injured orange tabby, and the rest is the story of a beautiful friendship and an international phenomenon begun with A Street Cat Named Bob. Here, Bob has his say (so to speak) about caring, steadfastness, balance, and joy." –Library Journal

"There's mindfulness, and then there's what I call Bobfulness." —The Sunday Times

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"Thank heavens for Bob, whose steady gaze and cool composure are a welcome tonic to the surrounding sentimentality." —The New York Times

“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 languag… More…

Praise for The Little Book of Bob

"In spring 2007, London street busker Bowen rescued an injured orange tabby, and the rest is the story of a beautiful friendship and an international phenomenon begun with A Street Cat Named Bob. Here, Bob has his say (so to speak) about caring, steadfastness, balance, and joy." –Library Journal

"There's mindfulness, and then there's what I call Bobfulness." —The Sunday Times

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"Thank heavens for Bob, whose steady gaze and cool composure are a welcome tonic to the surrounding sentimentality." —The New York Times

“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)

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James Bowen

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 south London.

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