A Street Cat Named Bob - James Bowen

A Street Cat Named Bob

By James Bowen

  • Release Date: 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 285 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.
Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.

When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey.

A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you've ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic.

When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Perfect for fans of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat That Changed the World, this instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.

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Latest Impressions

  • Great read

    5
    By Sueno22
    I loved this book for many reasons, but the humility and compassion shown between James and Bob is amazing. It is true when they ask who rescued who. =^..^=
  • A Street Cat Named Bob

    5
    By Gridiron Gal4
    For The Love Of Bob James Bowen doesn't pull any punches in his account of his life before and after meeting Bob. His description of the gritty lows takes the reader to life on the streets and paints a vivid picture of drug dependence and recovery, and the transformation of the human condition during both. I found myself turning pages eager to see what happened next and genuinely worried for their well being in some of their misadventures. The bond between Bob and James will warm your heart.
  • Happily surprised

    5
    By Mvelvr
    I have read a lot of books about cats and dogs and their companion animals humans. This is the first book I read where the human was a drug abuser-no need to mince words that's what bobs human says he was so that's what I write. I devoured the first half of the book and then got impatient. I read ahead in bits and pieces and got it all wrong in my mind. It seemed as if he was back sliding back into drugs. You see I knew nothing about bob or his human and didn't know at the time how their future had already worked out. I just couldn't bear it if he started using again. I mean what about bob and would they both be ok. Here in America pets are not allowed in housing so if bad things started happening again would bob be a street cat again and would James be homeless? A few weeks go by and I pick the book up again and decide to power through no matter what and man I could kick myself. James thinks of bob and gets on methadone and then off methadone and then gets clean. He writes this wonderful book and I shared it with my sister in law. I bought the second one. It is just as good. Just get it and read it. Everyone deserves a second third fourth ...chance to get things right. No one should be written off.
  • Excellent!

    5
    By Beezzhive
    I am a 38 year old African American male, and cat lover! And while my struggles in life are -for obvious reasons- different. A cat named Jacob changed my life in 2005, in the same sense as Bob did for James. This story is inspirational, and also a great telling of how, something so sweet can change your WHOLE perspective on life! Give a cat a chance to show you TRUE love!
  • Very heart warming

    5
    By Lane Breezy
    I love how they saved each other, and yes everybody deserves a second chance in life. I can't wait for the sequel.
  • Such an endearing story.

    5
    By JERZEY DEVIL😈
    Need a great story to read? Looking for a rainy, snowy day, relaxing on the sand, long plane ride kinda book? Look no further! A MUST READ!!!
  • Amazing book!!

    5
    By Maria61288
    Excellent story between James and Bob!!! A must book to read for pet lovers!! Bob is super cute.
  • A great uplifting story

    5
    By Horse Mamma
    What a delightful, uplifting and inspiring story, which again reinforces the healing power of animals! Will look forward to reading more about Bob and Jim in future books.
  • A Special Cat

    5
    By Decoratorlb
    This book can remind us all of the powerful connection between man and animal. In this case a very smart and lovable cat named Bob. I also was impressed with the writer's honesty about his addiction and how he lived a lonely existence until Bob came into his life. It never ceases to amaze me how smart cats are. As a cat owner I can relate to Bob's intuitive personality and loyalty. Hope to read another book on Bob's adventures!
  • Great

    5
    By 4 Pookmeister
    What a wonderful relationship ....I was always a dog person until I met a cat at a friends house...for some reason she and I fell madly in love....her name is Katy, but to she and i , she is Little Girl....I can relate to finding a cat that fits you.....