NPR Driveway Moments Cat Tales: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go


These NPR “driveway moment” stories featuring our feline friends will have you curled up in your seat, purring. Mischievous, mysterious, content, curious, and full of attitude, these stories mirror the personality of these creatures that dwell in our homes and our hearts.

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These NPR “driveway moment” stories featuring our feline friends will have you curled up in your seat, purring. Mischievous, mysterious, content, curious, and full of attitude, these stories mirror the personality of these creatures that dwell in our homes and our hearts.

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Editorial Reviews

California Bookwatch

“Stories perfectly entertaining for car trips and leisure listening, but it holds the ability to attract any audiobook listener with its fun accounts of cats and their habits.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611748765
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: NPR Driveway Moments
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 2 hours
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 346,910
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Simon
SCOTT SIMON has received numerous honors for his reporting, including a Peabody for his weekly radio essays. In addition to hosting Weekend Edition Saturday, he has narrated several programs. He is a contributor to the The New York Times book review and opinion sections, the Wall Street Journal opinion page, The Los Angeles Times, and Gourmet Magazine. He is the author of several books. Simon grew up in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Cleveland, and Washington, DC.

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

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Table of Contents


  • Introduction by Scott Simon
  • Cat and Child, So Comfy Together
  • Cat Lovers and Their Stories
  • Earliest Evidence of House Cats
  • Cat Named Hamish
  • Family Wasn’t Always Nice to Its Cats
  • The Purrrfect Candidate for President
  • Political Attack Ad Goes After a Cat
  • Cats Can’t Taste Sweetness
  • Cats Eat Anything Smaller Than Themselves
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Living with Lions
  • Maine Cat Resort
  • Bicycling Across USA with Cat in Basket
  • French for Felines
  • Allergen-Free Cat
  • The Story of 23 Cats and an Owl
  • Alone at Christmas with Two Old Cats
  • Mourning the Loss of Frankie the Cat
  • Baghdad Girl, Reaching Out Over the Web
  • This I Believe: Caring Makes Us Human
  • Cat People vs. Non-Cat People
  • Calico Cat Cloned
  • Four Pounds of Fury: Baby Cheetah Gets a Mom
  • Ms. Pudding: A Feline Farewell
  • The Algonquin Hotel’s Feline Celebrity
  • Cats First Tamed in the Middle East
  • Protecting African Lions: Hunters Turned Guardians
  • Cat Genome Forensics
  • Glowing Kittens Help in Fights against AIDS
  • Pet Physics: The Uncanny Lapping of Cats
  • White Cat Gifts
  • Scott Simon Remembers Lenore
  • Cat Laws
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