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Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Cl ean by [Galaxy, Jackson]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews

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"Galaxy's candor earns the reader's trust...he seamlessly weaves his relationship with Benny into the larger story of his life and recovery, which will appeal to a readership beyond cat lovers." --Publishers Weekly
"Mr. Galaxy--shaved head, arms full of tattoos--seems physically at odds with his gentle voice and gentle approach to animals.... But though he may be dealing with humans who have been terrorized and even bloodied by their out-of-control pets, he's a model of consistency. The cats, not the people, are his No. 1 priority." --The New York Times
"Galaxy is not your average animal behaviorist. He speaks Cat. And cats listen. He works miracles in saving death-row cats in shelters by helping them get over their fears and increase their self-esteem, and coaching them to 'work it' with potential adopters." --mousebreath.com
"There's an undeniable authenticity that comes through in "Cat Daddy;" its confessional nature and raw, often lyrical, prose are sure to resonate with a broad audience."--Modern Cat
"He's the kind of magic man who can lull a shelter's roomful of ferocious felines to sleep." --Yahoo!
"Each of us sheds light on our subject from our own particular point of view. Fortunately for us all Jackson Galaxy's light is very bright. His success at resolving behavioral difficulties in cats stems from his ability to slide his mind into the cat's point of view and proceed from there. His insights into both human and cat behavior are right on." --Anitra Frazier, author of "The Natural Cat"
"A joy.... Sometimes the biggest stories are actually the smallest ones--one man, one cat, and a quiet love that was large enough to save them both." --Gwen Cooper, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Homer's Odyssey "and "Love Saves the Day"
"This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse at Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy." --Ingrid King, award-winning author of "Buckley's Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher"
"The book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions -- anger, frustration, sadness, joy -- and will teach you a lot about cats along the way.... ["Cat Daddy"] contains stories of love, healing and the intense joy that comes with finding your higher purpose. It is a must-read for animal lovers, rescue workers, lost souls and anyone who has been touched by a cat in their life." --CatChannel.com
"With his goatee and tattoos, not to mention his custom-lined guitar-case-turned-pet-supply-kit, Galaxy might not seem like a typical 'cat person' -- but who better than a New Yorker inked with images of cats and his own set of whiskers to mediate between a fussy feline and its guardian?" --New York Post
"At first glance, Jackson Galaxy is the quintessential, bearded, tattooed L.A. hipster musician type with a laid back tone and a mellow voice; but scratch the surface and you'll find a 45-year-old, Jewish New Yorker who happens to love and understand cats like no other." --Layla Morgan Wilde, The Boomer Muse blog

About the Author

Jackson Galaxy" "has been called everything from a cat trainer to a cat shrink. Drawing on his years of experience in animal shelters and as a consultant working one-on-one with thousands of cats in their homes, his unique "Cat Mojo" approach offers people a deeper understanding of why their cats act out in the ways they do. Galaxy maintains a private consulting practice in Los Angeles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 714 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072O0124
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #186,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First off, don't expect this book to just be about cat behaviour; while there are a lot of tips and insights into why cats act the way they do, and how we can better understand them, this is more about the (at times very troubled) journey that Jackson took to get to where he is today.

Jackson is totally up front and honest about where he came from, his feelings, his addictions, and the amazing animals and people that helped him through it all. Even if you aren't a "cat" person, but maybe are struggling with demons of your own, this is a great read, but it is also an emotional roller coaster, with down to earth language (a lot of expletives, but needed for Jackson's story), complete honesty, and some hard truths. Please don't let this put you off reading this book though!

If like me you have seen "My Cat From Hell", and have total respect for Jackson and the wonderful work he does, this book will help you to understand where it all came from, and why he is as passionate as he is about animals. It also helps to reassure that dreams can come true, with hard work and perseverance! If you believe strongly enough in something, then it can become a reality.

Hats off to Jackson for being this honest and open about his life.
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I loved this book as its not what I expected at all ! it was so emotional as well I cried like a baby near the end of the book the tears where uncontrollable. it was such a good story and has really helped me understand my cat more and respect it ! Jackson lets you know how hard it is for a cat to communicate with us because sometimes we just don't listen !
anyway I will let you make your own mind up........ READ IT :)
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What a great book. This man has battled much in his life and it is very emotional at times.
A true story of overcoming addiction and hardship with the help of cats..and one cat in particular and the tale of how Jackson Galaxy got to where he is today.
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I had been watching Jackson on the Tv previously and i must say he is awesome, i have used many of his tips for my cats as i have a rescue cat and he can be a bully at times.
This book is full of usefull information so i would advise anyone to buy it, it is well worth the money and very heart wrenching at times. Long may he continue.
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love this guy - watch all his programs on animal planet only wish he were based in the UK- have learnt alot from him and the book backs this up - and is a very moving story - well worth the purchase if your a cat lover
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I truly only discovered Jackson Galaxy a few short months ago, skipping channels and coming across this programme I'd never seen before called My Cat From Hell. I took a gander and I was, proverbially, hooked. This guy was good with cats and seemed to have some kind of magic formula along with his 'magic wand' (a cat toy with feathers on the end, I mean) and I thought when I bought this book that it would be all twee and sweet with sugar-coated tails (whoops, that's a Freudian slip if ever I saw one...I meant tales) of Jackson's bouts with challenging cats and it would be a heart-warming insight into his vast abilities with our feline friends. Not a bit of it. This was a story about Jackson Galaxy the down-and-out, hopeless addict, the alcoholic, the stubborn ass who couldn't see the wood for the trees in his own life for the longest time and who was effectively welded on a path of self-destruction. And it was also about Benny; the other 'stubborn ass' in Jackson's life and these two gelled and became dependent on each other for survival.

It was a bare-knuckle ride from a reader's point of view and an insightful fraught journey was had by all, including me. I felt I didn't really breathe properly until I'd read the last word of the Afterword at the end of the journey Jackson took me on with his direct truth and raw realisms of his own fractured life experience, so deeply was I moved by the story of Jackson Galaxy's battles with his demons, and that exhale at the end was a sigh of relief because, here's the spoiler - it all comes good in the end.
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We are both big fans of Jackson Galaxy & his 'My Cat From Hell' TV series.
Wife says " I enjoyed it very much. It made me laugh, it made me cry. I'll be reading it again."
Yes, it made me laugh & cry too.....my eyes watered reading just the intros......i thought "blimey, not even on page one yet!"
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As well as lots of tips for understanding your cat and how to communicate and live together, the book also tell Jacksons life story - so far. Rather brave of him as he wasn't the type of person you'd want as a neighbour at certain points in his life.

Got a copy for my sister's birthday present, just after her 19 year old cat died, she was devoted to her cat and I was sure she's never have another cat. within a week of reading Jackson's book her husband and her were down at their local rescue centre and have given a lovely home to a brother and sister tabby moggies. For that I'm forever grateful.
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