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The Old Man and the Cat : A Love Story
by Nils Uddenberg and Henning Koch


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The Old Man and The Cat is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind.

One winter morning the author discovered a cat whom he would later find was homeless sitting outside his bedroom window, staring at him with big yellow eyes.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Old Man and The Cat is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind.

One winter morning the author discovered a cat whom he would later find was homeless sitting outside his bedroom window, staring at him with big yellow eyes. Slowly but surely the cat worked itself into his life.

This award-winning writer who has a background in psychology could not stop himself from going deeper into the cat's inner life. Does she have a sense of humor? Is it possible to attach human feelings to her? And the trickiest question of all: Is our little cat actually interested in our attachment to her?

With humor and self-awareness, Nils describes how his existence changed after the cat moved into his house. The feelings she stirs up are a surprise to him and he quickly finds himself falling in love with this speckled grey-brown little lady.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250059758
  • ISBN-10: 1250059755
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

When a homeless cat decides to move into a retired psychology professor’s house on a cold winter morning, a dilemma is born. Certainly, the professor and his wife can’t keep the cat. They travel frequently, and for long periods of time. But that doesn’t stop the cat from insinuating herself into their lives. In this sweet memoir, Uddenberg (Ideas About Life) details how a reluctant cat owner grew to love his furry friend more with each passing day. Of course, being a former professor of psychology, Uddenberg can’t help but ruminate on his cat’s psychological state, questioning whether the little cat has a sense of humor—and whether she actually cares for him and his wife. Written in a simple but heartfelt style, Uddenberg’s remembrances of life with Kitty will undoubtedly appeal to cat lovers who will recognize and appreciate the little nuances, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies Kitty brings to the retired professor’s household, and the way she wriggled herself into his life and affection. Agent: Johanna Kinch, Hedlund Agency. (Oct.)

 
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