Of Cats and Men by Sam Kalda is a simple and charming book of brief biography/profiles of famous men of history and their association/appreciation/love of cats. The book is attractively illustrated with a painting for each profile.
The book is entertaining and informative, and for all men out there who loves cats, affirmation that we are not alone in our appreciation for the feline pets and in fact in the company of some pretty great personalities.
About halfway through the book I did note that this isn’t always the sort of company I necessarily want to be associated with. Some of these men went a little over-board in their affections (Freddie Mercury anyone?). The artists and writers who lived (and died) somewhat controversially also don’t necessarily reflect the best of we men who love cats. Ladies … not all men who love cats are crazy!
This lightly spoofs the ‘crazy cat lady’ theory by showcasing thirty ‘crazy cat guys’ but does so very lovingly and with attractive, stylized art (see the cover for an example).
This would make a nice gift for the cat-lover you know, or for yourself.
This book features profiles of the following cat lovers:
King Hywel the Good
Michel de Montaigne
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Winston Churchill
William S. Burroughs
Looking for a good book? Of Cats and Men by Sam Kalda is a sweet little gift book for cat lovers of all genders.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Of Cats and Men
author: Sam Kalda
artist: Sam Kalda
publisher: Ten Speed Press
hardcover, 101 pages