Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean Paperback – 25 Sep 2013
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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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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.
anyway I will let you make your own mind up........ READ IT :)
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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!"
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved reading this after watching him on tv. Great read and fab info to help and care for your catPublished 8 days ago by Jennifer Devine
Such a great read, best book I have read in ages! Very emotional and well written. I have even greater respect for Jackson having read this book! A must read.Published 4 months ago by Catherine Hearne
Learned all about Jackson life,what I expected was tips and chapters on cat behaviour. Disappointed.Published 7 months ago by Lorrain A. Inman
Absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The psychology behind the addiction very informative a real eye opener and will no doubt improve my relationship with my cat. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leah Clark
I enjoyed reading this book, and I gave it 4 stars just because sometimes I found it a bit jumbled; that's really my personal preference to have everything in order. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Turner