A Street Cat Named Bob

And How He Saved My Life

Bowen, James

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Street Cat Named Bob
When London 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.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250029461
Branch Call Number: 921 Bowen
Characteristics: viii, 279 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 11, 2014
  • lilypad_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lovely, heartwarming, inspirational, entertaining, I love, love, love this book.kareng

This was a wonderful, unexpected great read. Not being a cat person, I thought it might not appeal to me. But the inside jacket enticed me to do it.

James Brown writes from a heart-felt place, and gives the reader insight to living on the street of London.

It is amazing how the story unfolds about his first meeting Bob and how their relationship transforms both their lives, and those who come in contact with James (the cat man), and Bob.

If I was to ever have a cat, it would be one like Bob. He is one-in-a-million.

James also has online sites to visit and keep up with him and Bob.

Enjoy your read!

May 21, 2014
  • solipuppytillycleo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

well written, honest description of life as a recovering drug addict and the bond that develops between a man and the cat that gives him a reason to take responsibility for his life choices. A really good read. Looking forward to reading the continuing story.

Apr 23, 2014
  • tk_10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great easy read about two fellas finding and caring for each other. The story is being adapted for children in a book called (I believe) 'No Ordinary Cat'. Bob the Big Issue cat (you can see him on YouTube) just brought a huge smile to my face...and still does. This is a heartwarming story that any cat lover can appreciate.

Feb 16, 2014
  • alancho rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book gave me a message that you can always change your life.

Dec 23, 2013
  • sjdesrv rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An easy, quick read.
Lovely story about how a down and out cat helped change the life of a struggling young man. They turned both their lives around.

Oct 22, 2013
  • squirrelee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A heart warming quick read. I love a good story about the healing power of animals and especially cats!

Sep 23, 2013
  • claireswazey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book. I love a good underdog story and I have always believed in the healing aspects of animals. Bob sounds like an exceptional cat and his owner, equally so.

Sep 08, 2013
  • MmeLeChat rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A heartwarming, honest and straight-forward story, but very disappointed this book contains no photographs (except on the cover).

I was fortunate enough to meet Bob and James on the street in London when James was still selling Big Issue. Of course I bought the book.
A really good example of how animals make us better humans.

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Apr 23, 2014
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Feb 16, 2014
  • alancho rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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