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Monday, November 26, 2007

All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat

I've been a blogger for about sixteen months now an' I have a pretty loyal readership of mostly cats (an' some devoted woofies).  My reach seems pretty limited, but efurry once an' awhile, I get contacted by a bean with a mission.

About two weeks ago, I got an email from a lady named Jackie Myers with an "offer I couldn't refuse."

Ms. Myers is a director of Online Sales and Marketing for Workman Publishing an' she was interested in having me read an' review (on my bloggie) a book by Suzy Becker. 

Suzy Becker.  Suzy BECKER.  Oh!  SUZY BECKER!  I've heard of her!  I got excited about Ms. Myers' proposition 'cuz I have the original #1 New York Times Bestseller (with over 2 million copies sold!) called All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat that Mom's friend, Carol Corolla, bought Mom for her birthday a couple of years ago. I like that book 'cuz Binky is the star.

If you're not familiar with the original book, then  you're thinkin' "Binky who?"  Well, Binky was Ms. Becker's kitty cat an' she was BRILLIANT.  All of the wisdom found in the book came from observations made by Binky. If you're on Catster, you can even visit BINKY'S Catster Page

One of my personal favorite Binky-isms refers to personal grooming:  "Note:  While the public generally appreciate good grooming -- they do not generally appreciate it in public."  Truer words were never purred.


So, of course, I wanted to review the NEW and IMPROVED Binky book an' Ms. Myers was happy to oblige. An' guess what?!? Workman Publishing sent me a copy of the new (and improved) book so that I could read it an' talk about it here in my blog. Neat, huh?

I give Binky's new edition FIVE STARS outta FIVE STARS.  This updated an' expanded version is EXCELLENT!  The original Binky cartoons hold up well.  They're as funny as ever.

Suzy Becker recorded more of Binky's wisdom an' added it to the original book to create a new "Double-Platinum Collecter's Edition" called ALL I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM MY CAT (AND THEN SOME).  An' its got more cartoons, forty-eight new pages of Binky's wisdom, and a terrific new quiz called "Are YOU A Cat Person?" to help beans to separate true cat people from cat person-posers an' wannabes.

Where can YOU get your furry own copy of Binky's new an' improved book? You can click Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble to order the book online if you can't find it in your neighborhood book store. You can also visit Workman Publishing to check out a few other books written by Suzy Becker an' published by Workman. Through this new edition, Binky (who went to the Bridge in 2005) lives on ...


Important Book Info!
ALL I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM MY CAT (AND THEN SOME) Double-Platinum Collector's Edition
By Suzy Becker
144 pages; Paperback
ISBN: 0761147667; ISBN13: 9780761147664
$8.95(US) $10.95(CAN)

Workman Publishing had this to say about Binky an' Suzy Becker:

"In the years since we first published All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, with over 2 million copies in print and the fastest-selling book in Workman’s history, one thing hasn’t changed—people are still starved for wisdom. 

Few oracles have dispensed as much common-sense truth as Binky, Suzy Becker's cat. 

"It's O.K. to wear the same thing every day." 
"Know all the sunny places." 
"Flaunt your hair loss." 
"Get mad when you're stepped on." 

Life lessons such as these and dozens of others propelled the book like a champagne cork to the top of The New York Times bestseller list.

Now, to celebrate the book's double-platinum milestone, there's a new edition: the original book, in a fresh cover, plus 48 new pages, including the Are You a Cat Person? quiz. 

The cat, Binky, is perspicacious and profound; the artist, Suzy, is utterly delightful; and the combined effect is one of immense and irresistible charm. 

Every cat fancier will recognize the book's timeless take on grooming, health, relationships, boundaries, and, above all, how to live in the moment. 

With new entries like "Be good at hellos. Don't drag out goodbyes," "Don't think too far beyond your next meal," "Celebrate the days you can open the windows," and "First one in has to warm up the bed," these teachings may very possibly change your life. 

Or at least let you know that there's always time for a nap."

If you've got cat-persons, cat lovers, or just a bunch of folks who can spell "C-A-T" on your holiday gift list, Binky's new edition of All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat (And Then Some) Double-Platinum Collector's Edition is the answer to your gift-giving purrayers. You can order oodles of copies an' get them sent directly to your recipients' doors (if you're ordering from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble). You can avoid the mall altogether an' spend all of your free time blogging an' visiting your furriends' bloggies!

You can thank me later ...
DMM

6 comments:

Kelly Cat said...

Pretty impressive that you were asked to write about that book. It's for humans who need to learn life lessons, and who better to teach them than the wise, magnificent cat?

Cavebear said...

Are salespeople yer best guides in life? We dont think much of them ourselfs. We don't do any paid ads AT ALL. We hate them aktually...

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Isn't it the closest to a human guide book you've found? We have to give our review over on Simply Siamese too. Meowmy was flattered as well, our personal blogs weren't chosen so bravo for you and your mom!

Latte

Ramses said...

Oh dis is great! :) I'z look forward to readin all about d'book here! :)

Daisy said...

A very insightful review! I think I would like to get that book.

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

That sounds like a very neat book. I will have to have Momma keep an eye out for it at the bookstore!