- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (13 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444737112
- ISBN-13: 978-1444737110
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4,670 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Street Cat Named Bob: How one man and his cat found hope on the streets Paperback – 13 Sep 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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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 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.
Reading their story not only gave insight to their background but was very uplifting and heart warming as well.
Good luck to them both.
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 ›
Well, this is not Irwin Shaw, or Leo Tolstoy, or Allan Bennet, but James' warm and genuine style and you will love it!
Taking us through his own maze of doubts, joy, disbelief, laugh, love and hope, James proved there is no need to wait for their "ninth life", if people want to change their current one.
Well done to you, James and to Bob, your lovely cat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book I could not put down easy read enjoyable from page one it was a good journey to go on I look forward to reading more of bobs adventures thanks .Published 5 days ago by Sidney D.
My therapist told me about this book on 18th October 2016 and I went out today and bought it as she said it's a very good book not started reading it yet but I know I will enjoy... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is such a lovely feel good book. Yes it is repetitive in areas but the story is so sweet it really pulls at your heart strings. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Laura N Bren
A really great book and such a great read. I don't want it to end!Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have read part of this in a condensed version and decided to buy the whole book, these are such wonderful true life stories that warm the heart!Published 6 days ago by Christine Daisy
Much has already been written about this book and I agree with all the praise. Its definitely heart warming and the relationship between man and cat is just amazing. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cassidy66