The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat [NOOK Book]

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Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. Now, James Bowen and Bob are back in The World According to Bob—a touching and true sequel about one man and the cat that ...
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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat

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Overview


Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. Now, James Bowen and Bob are back in The World According to Bob—a touching and true sequel about one man and the cat that changed his life.

As James struggles to adjust to his transformation from street musician to international celebrity, Bob is at his side, providing moments of intelligence, bravery, and humor and opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together, James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high-five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the many fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This smartly balanced blend of humor, pathos, and humility makes Bowen such an engaging narrator, and it's no wonder the unlikely duo have inspired so many followers on Facebook as well as in real life. Bowen has crafted a terrific sequel to an amazing and inspiring story that's just beginning."  —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"The book's feline title character has become as famous as John Grogan's dog Marley." —The New York Times

"A huge success, selling more than a million copies worldwide."—Today.com

"[Fans] came from as far as Japan and across Europe to catch a glimpse of this feline literary lothario."—USA Today

"Bowen, a London street musician turned bestselling author and YouTube sensation, shares how his life has changed since he took in an alley cat named Bob."—People"Stellar...A beautiful...story of second chances for both man and beast."—Booklist (starred) "A rich, moving story—perfect for cat lovers."—Kirkus
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Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"The book's feline title character has become as famous as John Grogan's dog Marley." —The New York Times

"A huge success, selling more than a million copies worldwide."—Today.com

"[Fans] came from as far as Japan and across Europe to catch a glimpse of this feline literary lothario."—USA Today

"Bowen, a London street musician turned bestselling author and YouTube sensation, shares how his life has changed since he took in an alley cat named Bob."—People

"Stellar...A beautiful...story of second chances for both man and beast."—Booklist (starred) "A rich, moving story—perfect for cat lovers."—Kirkus

Library Journal
12/01/2013
Bowen was a struggling street musician, then a struggling street musician with a marmalade-colored cat. Then, with A Street Cat Named Bob, he became a best-selling author. Here he explains how Bob helped him through the shock of international celebrity.
Publishers Weekly
★ 03/31/2014
Prior to publishing his bestselling memoir, A Street Cat Named Bob, Bowen and his feline sidekick were barely scraping by when opportunity struck in the form of a newspaper story, entitled "Two Cool Cats," profiling the odd couple. The paper set off a wave of interest on Bowen and Bob, culminating in a book deal. Still reeling from the abrupt 180-degree turn his life took, Bowen recounts his transition to overnight celebrity in this equally engaging prequel. Cat-lovers expecting a heartwarming account of Bob's quirky behavior will certainly get that, but Bowen's focus is on the realities of homelessness. Harassment from uninformed, self-appointed do-gooders concerned about Bob's welfare, heartless citizens having a laugh at his expense, and a harrowing encounter with a fellow addict who overdosed on Bowen's doorstep are just a few of the anecdotes here; Bowen isn't looking to shock anyone or paint himself as a martyr. It's this smartly balanced blend of humor, pathos, and humility that makes Bowen such an engaging narrator, and it's no wonder the unlikely duo have inspired so many followers on Facebook as well as in real life. Bowen has crafted a terrific sequel to an amazing and inspiring story that's just beginning. (May)
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Praise for The World According to Bob

"Bowen's sequel to the international bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob is every bit as good as the first book...At it's core The World According to Bob is an age-old and simple lesson in the ways people and the animals who love them can work everyday miracles." —Best Friends Magazine

"This smartly balanced blend of humor, pathos, and humility makes Bowen such an engaging narrator, and it's no wonder the unlikely duo have inspired so many followers on Facebook as well as in real life. Bowen has crafted a terrific sequel to an amazing and inspiring story that's just beginning."  —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The author’s Street Cat Named Bob climbed onto the New York Times best-seller list as it touched the hearts of cat lovers…Now comes a sequel to that beguiling book, and this human-feline team has not lost any of its extraordinariness.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A simple, heartwarming story of continued companionship and mutual trust and respect…sure to be another best-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

"The book's feline title character has become as famous as John Grogan's dog Marley." —The New York Times

"A huge success, selling more than a million copies worldwide."—Today.com

"[Fans] came from as far as Japan and across Europe to catch a glimpse of this feline literary lothario."—USA Today"Bowen, a London street musician turned bestselling author and YouTube sensation, shares how his life has changed since he took in an alley cat named Bob."—People"Stellar...A beautiful...story of second chances for both man and beast."—Booklist (starred) "A rich, moving story—perfect for cat lovers."—Kirkus

Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-16
The continuing story of a London busker and his feline friend, Bob.For those who read A Street Cat Named Bob (2013) and wondered what happened to the dynamic duo of James, a former drug addict and vendor for the street newspaper The Big Issue, and his cat companion, Bob, look no farther. Bowen expands on the story of his former life as a drug addict and the many ways Bob continues to be his faithful friend. "I always said that we were partners, that we needed each other equally," he writes. "Deep down I believed that wasn't really true. I felt like I needed him more." When Bowen was struck by an unrelenting pain in his leg, making it impossible to stand or walk, Bob was there to help him through it. When the author had a severe chest cold, once again, Bob indicated through his small gestures, like resting his head on Bowen's chest, that he understood Bowen was ill and empathized with him. Seeing a stranger overdose in his own apartment stairwell jolted Bowen to fight his own cravings. "An addict is always living on a knife's edge…all [the destructive behavior] needed was one moment of weakness and I could be on the way down again," he writes. While Bowen steadily worked his way out of addiction, silly cat moments, such as Bob's fascination with packaging, especially bubble wrap and boxes, kept him amused and happy. But he still had self-doubts about his life. Nosy strangers insisted Bob was being maltreated, and other vendors accused Bowen of breaking vending rules, which caused his license to be suspended. Then, everything changed with the unexpected success of his first book, which Bowen acknowledges is entirely due to his best friend, Bob.A simple, heartwarming story of continued companionship and mutual trust and respect. Though the book is averagely written, it is sure to be another best-seller.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466846500
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 21,597
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


JAMES BOWEN is the author of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob. He found Bob the cat in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since. They both live in north London.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    A good read

    This is a "feel good" book. I just want to give James Bowen a hug. He has struggled and Bob truly has saved his life. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book about Bob also.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Another exceptional novel

    James is an entertaining, honest writer that describes the value of a cat as a friend, companion and healer. A must read for feline fiends!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Wonderful Book

    This second book about James and his cat Bob is even better than the first. I was crying by the time I finished it. The bond between these two is so close that each can almost read the other's mind. I am so happy that good things are finally coming their way, and I sincerely hope the good things continue -- and multiply -- in future. This is a wonderfully inspiring book, and I so hope it won't be the last.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    I loved the book and have been recommending it to others. I have

    I loved the book and have been recommending it to others. I have always believed the many animals are more intelligent than they are given credit. I had a cat the just like the cover photo. He was remarkable and was a joy. He was and outdoor cat but got along with my small children. I can see the cat in the story being the kind of companion the man needed. So man and cat healed each other in a way. The end was moving and will give hope and encouragement to all who read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Love this book!

    Another great book about "Two Cool Cats." :-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    A Must read for cat lovers & anyone who has a pet.

    Even better than the first book! Just confirms what wonderful creatures cats are and how lucky are the people they choose to share their lives with. Brought tears to my eyes more than once!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Bio

    Name: Stagmist. Geder: female. Rank: newly made warrior. Loos: brown with twi jagged black ears from a fight wuth a fox as a kit. Personality: shy, smart, funny, nice and csring. Extra: virgin and doesnt have a mate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Lightningstrikes bio

    Hi!
    Name: Lightningstrike
    Looks: black &#9272 with golden eyes
    Age: 11 moons
    Personality: nice, funny, fun, ridiculous
    Siggy: &#8723
    Other: Just ask!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Bios

    Post them here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    P

    Mm..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Miya

    Has a carictor for cartee! Name: mandy age: 16 gender: girl oitfit: a camp t shirt faded jeans amd black compat boots. Personality: sweet and friendlu and always has a joke to tell. Height: 5 '4 godly parent: athena. Anythimg else ask me!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    My life a demigod story part 2

    A person steps out of the crowd he has jet black hair combed to the side, a huge dragon tail and wings that he instantly tucks in. "My name is Jackson and i would help you im a son of Nyx" "okay ill chose you" I look through the crowd and spot a girl with brown long hair a sword at her side and a hawian shirt" i ask Jackson who the girl is he says "Lucy daughter of Poseiden Carter chooses you" she walks up to the campfire willingly. "I Carter choose Lucy and Jackson to come with me on the quest" Chiron nods approvingly "you shall leave in the morning now every body to bed weve got a big day ahead" he orders i walk to my cabin and sleep. A blue person with white tufs that i think are clouds with dark aqua eyes he says" my son will be waiting for his next meal and he will devour you wholely I will rise my special hunter has caught your scent and deliver him to me all olympus will be under my power" he laughs coldly the dream shimmers and a voice cuts through "Carter,Carter get up" i gasp waking up and Jackson is shaking me" get up and pack we got to go" he says then theres a loud boom and a high potched scream: thanks for reading third part will be on tommarrow at third result need characters and advice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Pepper

    Nice story. I liked it! But you need more grammar. Read my friends story at dfd res 1! You should add a dog to your story! The dags name is Duke he is a German Sheperd Husky mix! He is really cute he is only 2 years old in human years. But in dog years he is 14. Ok! ~ Pepper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Further adventures of Bob, the street cat.

    One can only imagine what wonderous treatment Bob would have enjoyd in the hands of a more experiences story-teller. Bob deserves better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Given To Me For An Honest Review James Bowen has done a fabulou

    Given To Me For An Honest Review

    James Bowen has done a fabulous job with his book about his adventures with Bob.  The story is true.  It is all about James & his
     cat Bob.  It is funny, touching and just a really great read. Once I began reading it I could not put it down.  I had to keep finding out what
     next was going to happen to them.  You will love to find out about James and Bob.  This is the sequel to A Street Cat Named Bob.  I do
     hope James that there will be the third.  There is also a children's book out.  I gave this book 5 stars, but it really deserves more that 10.
      I highly, highly recommend it to all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    The world according to...

    Havent read it yet but it sounds like that book caleed The world according to Humphrey

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 20, 2014

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    Posted October 1, 2014

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