Book Review: “Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life.”

Author, John Gray

The Author's view of Cats...“Happiness is the state to which [cats] default when practical threats to their well-being are removed,” he claims. “That may be the chief reason many of us love cats. They possess as their birthright a felicity humans regularly fail to attain.”

From the reviewer, Charles Arrowsmith...Perhaps Gray’s misty eyes can be explained by the four cats he thanks for making an “indispensable contribution” to the book: “Two Burmese sisters, Sophie and Sarah, and two Birman brothers, Jamie and Julian.” It’s clear he reveres (perhaps envies) the indifference of his longtime pets, their self-sufficiency, their refusal to acknowledge superiors. Perhaps they were a model for Gray’s own iconoclasm.

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