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Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by [Cox, Tom]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 249 customer reviews

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'Brilliantly funny and moving ... will act as an antidote to all the soppy, sloppy, spinsterish rubbish written about our feline f(r)iends'
-- Julie Burchill

'Tom Cox is a very funny writer, and he knows his cats' -- Kate Atkinson

About the Author

Tom Cox's writing has appeared in the Sunday Times, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Guardian and Independent. He lives in Norfolk. www.tom-cox.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 604 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ANV3ZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 249 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
It has to be said that I come from a family of cat lovers, I think that it must be something genetic because it doesn't matter what sex we are we all wear our love of cats on our sleeves (The numerous cat hairs & blobs or purry drool can attest to that.)

Anyone becoming a member of our family has had to cope with this inherent moggy love. My dad just sneezed his way through it. My previously mog resistant uncle found his affections swayed by a particularly grumpy black stray with an unhealthy taste for raw liver & my husband, who had only ever lived in a dog household, found himself seduced by a slightly barking but completely adorable little tabby girl & is now also hero worshipped by a very camp ginger & white moggy named after a deceased movie star. So it was my husband that actually picked up our copy of Tom Cox's excellent book chronicalling his journey through his personal cat history that has lead to him being owned by no less than six cats.

This wonderfully written tail (sic) bristles with humour & anecdotes that even a reader giving lodging to just one cat can identify & empathise with & provides a wonderful insight for the non-cat person into the appeal of these little, beguiling but oft misunderstood creatures. I found myself laughing out loud from the first chapter in found it hard to tear myself away from its pages, though my cats found that an outstretched set of claws dug into a fleshy bit had the desired effect when trying to get my attention. A great read guaranteed to soften the resolve of even the steeliest catophobe.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Another brilliant book about cats owning their humans!
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Tom Cox has such a complete understanding of what it means to be a cat owner ( or should that be owned by cats?). There are plenty of chuckle moments in this book, but also some painful ones, too. I am looking forward to reading Tom's second and third books about his feline co-habitants.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed it. Read it very quickly though so will go back to it. ONLY for CAT FREAKS like myself...
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Brilliant book
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Being a lifelong incurable cat adorer, I am always on the look out for books about the feline species. However, most specimens I have tried so far have been either too brief, boring, or more often than not merely the authors' autobiographies in diguise, with more of the books being spent on themselves than on the main subject in question, i.e. cats.

Tom Cox's book, however, fitted the title and my requirements perfectly, and was the first book on cats I had picked up and read from cover to cover in a while. You could see his devotion to the species leaping out from every line, every page, every chapter. Every single one of his cats took on their own character and was given their own space. He even managed to make me fall in love with the malignant sounding 'The Bear' by the end of the book, which was no mean feat considering this was a creature that initially sounded like the cat from hell!

Finally, not only did this book fulfil all my criteria of what a cat book should be like, I thoroughly loved the style, wit and humour with which it had been written. Truly a cat lover's book - are there any more coming??
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Format: Hardcover
I admit to being a Mad Cat Woman, in secret, but here is a man who has come out. He's a Mad Cat Man (a little known breed) and he admits it. This is the story of his life-long love for cats and how he currently lives at the beck and call of six of them, with his equally cat-loving wife.

It's a very funny, at times sad, always entertaining book about a man with an obsession. He explains how it started, and how he tried to control it: giving them up completely, and finding himself compulsively chatting up strange cats in the street, before finally giving in when he meets the girl of his dreams and a cat out of a nightmare. He writes about how all their different personalities emerge, and his attempts to understand and deal with them - The Bear: troubled sensitive artistic cat and Evil Genius; Ralph: Pretty Boy Rock Star cat suffering from depression. He explains how difficult it is to find a new house, deal with builders, work to pay for it all, when there are rather a lot of different opinions to take into account. Although he does know each cat's Catch Phrase and Theme Song, he is adamant that he knows they're not children and swears he would never refer to himself as their 'Dad'.

I would recommend this book to anyone, whether Mad Cat Person or ordinary animal lover - it's wryly funny, never over-sentimental and a very enjoyable read. It did make me want to rush out and get a few more cats, though, but maybe that's just me.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fabulous read! I thought i was married to Cat Man, but glad to see another exists! Tom Cox certainly knows his cats (and mine too). Loved it. Want to hear more about The Bear.
Another book soon please!
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