The Old Man and the Cat

The Old Man and the Cat

A Love Story

Book - 2015
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The Old Man and The Cat is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind.

One winter morning the author discovered a cat--whom he would later find was homeless--sitting outside his bedroom window, staring at him with big yellow eyes. Slowly but surely the cat worked itself into his life.

This award-winning writer who has a background in psychology could not stop himself from going deeper into the cat's inner life. Does she have a sense of humor? Is it possible to attach human feelings to her? And the trickiest question of all: Is our little cat actually interested in our attachment to her?

With humor and self-awareness, Nils describes how his existence changed after the cat moved into his house. The feelings she stirs up are a surprise to him and he quickly finds himself falling in love with this speckled grey-brown little lady.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250059758
Branch Call Number: 636.8009 UDDENBER
Characteristics: 164 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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Oct 11, 2017

A lovely story written by a man about the cat who adopted him and his wife.
Spoiler alert, you don't have to worry about anyone dying, except a few unfortunate mice.

d2013 Apr 26, 2016

The story is short, sweet and full of delight!


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