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The New York Times Book Review"Not many things are better than a kitten"…I'm predisposed to love Peter Trachtenberg's new memoir…because of that one sentence, which is written without irony and appears in an author's note before the main narrative even gets under way. If you agree with it, I'll bet you a giant toy mouse that you will adore this book outright for its scrutiny of the domestic cat in all its cuddlesome glory…If you don't agree, you may still adore this book for everything else it offers…Trachtenberg is an impish and intelligent essayist, his writing sinuous and sensual…[he] is an extraordinarily perceptive observer of cats and persons, but to observe, after all, is never to truly know. To his great credit, he embraces this, and his uncertainty brings the profoundest rewards. Not many things are better than a kitten, but a book like this comes close.
—Jennifer B. McDonald