- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (15 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444737090
- ISBN-13: 978-1444737097
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.6 x 22.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4,516 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Street Cat Named Bob: How one man and his cat found hope on the streets Hardcover – 15 Mar 2012
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An instantly bestselling memoir that, beside its heart-warming tale of their friendship, offers an insight into the injustice of life on the streets that's by turns frustrating and life-affirming. (The Times)
A heartwarming tale with a message of hope. (Daily Mail)
A true story and ideal for anyone like me who's a bit mad when it comes to felines. (Glamour)
The moving, uplifiting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
James' story is rather a sad one; we've all experienced loneliness at some point in our lives but maybe not quite to the same degree as him. From reading his book you come to understand exactly why he ended up in the dregs of London's streets and you get a real insight and an inkling of understanding as to how hard it must really be to be a true outsider struggling in society.
His story has really opened my eyes and made me very thankful that I haven't been so hard up and really appreciate and sympathise with the hardship they must have put up with having both lived a tough survival life out and the rough streets of London. It has made me rethink about all those hard up people begging or busking for coins that I've in the past brushed past, keen to avoid. Next time I'll stop by the `Big Issue lady' and buy a copy or two.Read more ›
I haved not enjoyed a book as much as this for a long, long time.
It is primarily a happy book, so refreshing in these days of ever depressing doom and gloom.
Simply obtain, sit down, and read.
James writes honestly about the life he led when he was a recovering heroin addict, about the battles he's had to fight, about the loneliness of life on the streets and about how meeting Bob helped him turn his life around. I have nothing but admiration for him - it takes guts to beat an addiction. It takes a special sort of bravery and determination to pull yourself back up when you are alone and down. When one dreary follows another, when it's hard to see any future.
James wasn't looking for any reward when he took Bob in, he couldn't possibly have known what the future would bring. Now, because of his own act of kindness, James has hope and a new life. It's a lovely heartwarming book, full of humour as well as courage and determination. I really hope it will help a lot of people be more understanding.
I thoroughly recommend buying this book, I really enjoyed it and really hope James and of course Bob are now in a better place as they so deserve. It's a book you just can't stop reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has given me a greater understanding of big issue sellers.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book also giving insight into living rough and how somebody could slip into that positio.Published 4 days ago by Lodge_Cottage
Wonderful story, with drama and pathos and a feel-good factor; well-toldPublished 5 days ago by L. J. McQuillin
A lovely heartwarming story,unbelievable that a cat goes out busking with his owner like that and great to hear that he has helped James to recover from the his addiction.Published 6 days ago by Yvonne rodger