Book: Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean
Author: Jackson Galaxy
Narrator (if applicable):Jackson Galaxy
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Jackson gives readers an invitation to look at his early years of being a Cat Daddy and led up to his current gig.
Jackson, in the beginning, was a substance abuser who would use anything he could get his hands on. In recovery, he continued to struggle with insecurities that held him back. Meanwhile, he was a cat daddy with a cat who was going to make him learn who he was if it killed Jackson in the process.
My rating: A VERY rare 10 stars out of 5 stars.
My opinion: OK...LET ME GIVE A PREFACE WARNING!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CUTE CAT BOOK OR ARE SIMPLY A FAN OF JACKSON'S SHOW, CAN ONLY HANDLE NICE-NICE AND NOT OPEN TO THIS MAN'S ROUGH START OR HIS INCREDIBLY STRONG OPINIONS...THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. THIS BOOK IS RAW. THIS BOOK IS GRITTY. AND YES...THERE IS PLENTY OF SWEARING!
This is one of those books that the book description is so off from what the book is truly about that I would have to ask the person who wrote the book's description....What (dramatic pause) were you thinking? Did you even read the book?
Jackson's early life is one that many addicts can relate to and is written with such insight that I have seen it in many a client. This continued on with addressing or not addressing the underlying causes for his addictions that had not been addressed.
I felt a "YEAH BOY" with his strong opinions on issues such as cat declawing; spay/neutering; kill versus no kill shelters, etc.
He does give advice for reading your cat, but it was few and far between. One had to really read and grasp the entire story to pull those situations out.
This book was so engrossing on so many levels and so many topics that I had to force myself to push it aside. I ended up listening to this book and am thrilled I did. It was incredibly powerful.
Source: Edelweiss for Tantor
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone