How to Think Like a Cat

How to Think Like a Cat

by Stephane Garnier


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Do cats worry about retirement? Nope. Do cats do things they don’t want to do? Definitely not. Do cats rush around at all hours of the day when they’d rather be licking their paws and looking out a window? Please.

Calm, free, charismatic, wise, elegant, self-assured—our beloved feline pets strut those traits that we humans spend a lifetime aspiring to. No wonder everybody wants to be more like a cat.

After observing his own cat, Ziggy, for years, bestselling French author Stéphane Garnier decided that he would be much happier if he could just live more like Ziggy. Closer study only confirmed his suspicion that cats have that je ne sais quoi, and he set out to share Ziggy’s innate wisdom with the world.

Whether at work, at home, or in your social life, your cat can teach you how to manage stress, cultivate independence, and live life on your terms. Peppered with humorous yet inspiring tips for living a day in the life of a cat, cat secrets from Ziggy, and a quiz to assess your “cat quotient,” How to Think Like a Cat is an inspiring, humorous, and remarkably insightful guide to the subtle art of living like a feline.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062845016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 263,251
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stéphane Garnier is an author of novels, essays, news stories, and humor, and a concept developer, chronicler, and lyricist. His other talents and experience include: sound engineer, carpenter, website developer, ergonomic thinker, car salesman, communications professional, handyman at an oceanographic station, signer, accountant, parcel sorter, hotel manager, database builder, musk salesman, internet R&D specialist, project manager, real estate agent, barista and ash-tray emptier, blogger, president of a logo design company, step-father (yes, it’s a profession), poet, microphoto mosaic portraitist, and powerful observer of the human experience. He lives in Lyon, France.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Your Friend, the Cat 5

Your Cat Is Free 7

Your Cat Is Charismatic 9

Your Cat's Day 12

Your Cat Is Calm (Most of the Time) 15

Your Cat Knows How to Assert Itself 17

Your Cat Is Wise 21

Your Cat Thinks About Itself First 25

Your Cat's Day 27

Your Cat Accepts Itself as It Is, Your Cat Loves Itself 28

Your Cat Has a Certain Swagger, Your Cat Is Proud 32

Your Cat Is the Centre of Attention 36

Your Cat Is Impenetrable to Judgement 39

Your Cat's Day 42

Your Cat Is Curious by Nature 43

Your Cat Is In-de-pen-dent 46

Cat Secrets 50

Your Cat Brims with Self-Confidence 51

Your Cat Knows How to Delegate 54

Your Cat's Day 58

Your Cat Knows How to Take the Time to Live 59

Your Cat Adapts to Everything Quickly 62

Your Cat Loves Calm 68

Your Cat Chooses Its Own Company 70

Your Cat's Day 72

Your Cat Knows How to Rest, It Loves to Sleep 73

Your Cat Knows When to Say No (and Readily Does So) 75

Your Cat Knows How to Avoid Conflict (as Much as Possible) 79

Your Cat Adores Its Home, and Marks Out Its Territory 82

Your Cat's Day 86

Your Cat Trusts You 87

Your Cat Is a Natural Boss 90

Cat Secrets 94

Your Cat Is Tenacious 95

Your Cat Is Always Cautious 97

Your Cat's Day 100

Your Cat Has a Huge Need for Love 101

Your Cat Is Serene by Nature 104

Your Cat Knows What It Wants, and Is Direct About It 108

Your Cat Cares to Ask (ALL the Time) 111

Your Cat's Day 113

Your Cat Is Always Honest 114

Your Cat Is Silent and Observant 116

Your Cat Is a Sincere Friend 120

Your Cat Focuses on the Essential 123

Your Cat's Day 126

Your Cat Always Remains Natural 127

Your Cat Is Humble and Indulgent 129

Cat Secrets 132

Your Cat Knows How to See the Fun in Everything 133

Your Cat Is Beautiful … and Knows It 135

Your Cat's Day 138

Your Cat Is at Ease in All Situations 139

Your Cat Shows Empathy 142

Live like a Cat 145

Your Cat Always Has the Last Word 148

Test: Assess Your Cat Quotient (CQ) 151

Results of the Cat Quotient Test 161

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