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This is on my Christmas wish list!

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The Nine Emotional
Lives of Cats: A Journey
Into the Feline Heart
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

From the Publisher

In the hugely popular New York Times bestseller, Dogs Never Lie About Love,
provocative psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson brilliantly navigated the
inner landscape of “man’s best friend.†Now he delves deep into the secretive,
playful world of cats, revealing emotions, debunking myths, and honoring the
feline’s evolution from solitary jungle creature to human companion.

Drawing from literature, history, animal behavioral research, and the wonderful
true stories of cat experts and cat lovers around the world, Jeffrey Masson vividly
explores the delights and mysteries of the feline heart. But at the core of this
remarkable book are Masson’s candid, often amusing observations of his own
five cats. Their mischievousness, aloofness, and affection provide a way to
examine emotions from contentment to jealousy, from anger to love.

Consider the question: Are cats selfish? While human egocentricity is defined by
how little a person cares about others, the cat’s narcissism is not like that at all.
Cats may appear self-centered, but they watch us all the time, taking us in. They
see us; they notice us–a far cry from vanity.

Cats are curious, a trait that rarely kills them. On the contrary, it gives them the
chance to assess, in their own idiosyncratic way, whether we are worthy of their
attention. Cats are happy to be themselves. What they think of us is a different
question entirely. “We need cats to need us,†notes Masson, “It unnerves us that
they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.â€

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats will captivate readers with its surprises and
insights, offering a new perspective on the deep connection shared by humans
and their feline friends. This is the book that Masson’s many fans and cat lovers
everywhere have been waiting for.
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I actually got this book from the library recently. It's very well written and quite interesting. I recommend it to everyone.
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Originally posted by Vikki
She said she wouldn't recommend paying full price for it, but it sounded like it would make a nice gift...and you can share it with your cat loving friends when you're done with it .

Yeah, like me Ady. Just throw it north of your location and it should hit me!

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Here is a link

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Hmmmm...who could I drop a 'subtle' hint to...? Milo?...Popcorn?...Coco?
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