Life Works Itself Out: (And Then You Nap)

Life Works Itself Out: (And Then You Nap)

by Keiya Mizuno, Naoki Naganuma


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A runaway bestseller in Japan, now available in English for the first time, Life Works Itself Out is an unforgettable collection of adorable cat photos and sage life advice that will appeal to fans of Texts from Mittens, I Could Pee on This, and Grumpy Cat.

Humans could learn a thing or two from cats—and Life Works Itself Out is here to relay all of kittendom’s accumulated wisdom to mankind, one loveable photo and wise aphorism at a time.

A mega-bestseller in Japan (where it has sold more than 700,000 copies), this book is filled with inspirational quotes and entertaining four-color photographs of cats that range from the heartwarming to the humorous. Whether you’re feeling down and looking for a lift, or you need some lighthearted life advice, who better to turn to than man’s TRUE best friend—the trusty feline. The purr-fect pick-me-up or gift book, Life Works Itself Out will have cat lovers pawing through its pages over and over again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501127854
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 671,607
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Keiya Mizuno and Naoki Naganuma are the authors of the Japanese bestseller Life Works Itself Out. They live in Japan.

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Life Works Itself Out • 1 •
Marilyn Monroe, with her signature red lipstick and beauty mark, made quite an impression in the 1953 hit film Niagara. It was in this film that the so-called Monroe walk first appeared, in which Marilyn famously sashayed across the screen with her hips swaying drastically from side to side. This was, in fact, Marilyn’s own idea. She purposely unbalanced herself by making the heel of her right shoe about a quarter inch shorter than that of the left, forcing her to use her hips and waist in order to keep her balance.

People aren’t necessarily seeking perfection. Sometimes our faults and shortcomings make us more attractive.


“There are some people who only disgust with their abilities; and there are some people who please even with their faults.”


“There are defects so bound to fine qualities that they announce them, defects which it is well not to correct.”


“Clear water cannot harbor big fish.”


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