First Edition, First Printing. Collectible - flat-signed by author on title page. Minor bumping, light chipping on book covers, creasing and chipping on DJ covers. Good+ condition. Light to moderate shelfwear, clean pages. May have bumped edges/corners. Binding intact. Good+ condition Dust Jacket included. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing. (QQ37). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the hugely popular New York Times bestseller, Dogs Never Lie About Love, provocative psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson brilliantly navigated the inner landscape of ?man?s best friend.? Now he delves deep into the secretive, playful world of cats, revealing emotions, debunking myths, and honoring the feline?s evolution from solitary jungle creature to human companion.
Drawing from literature, history, animal behavioral research, and the wonderful true stories of cat experts and cat lovers around the world, Jeffrey Masson vividly explores the delights and mysteries of the feline heart. But at the core of this remarkable book are Masson?s candid, often amusing observations of his own five cats. Their mischievousness, aloofness, and affection provide a way to examine emotions from contentment to jealousy, from anger to love.
Consider the question: Are cats selfish? While human egocentricity is defined by how little a person cares about others, the cat?s narcissism is not like that at all. Cats may appear self-centered, but they watch us all the time, taking us in. They see us; they notice us?a far cry from vanity.
Cats are curious, a trait that rarely kills them. On the contrary, it gives them the chance to assess, in their own idiosyncratic way, whether we are worthy of their attention. Cats are happy to be themselves. What they think of us is a different question entirely. ?We need cats to need us,? notes Masson, ?It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.?
The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats will captivate readers with its surprises and insights, offering a new perspective on the deep connection shared by humans and their feline friends. This is the book that Masson?s many fans and cat lovers everywhere have been waiting for.
Review: Non-cat people frequently describe cats as selfish, unfriendly, and frustratingly independent, while a true cat lover can see these same traits and wax poetic. The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats is truly an ode to the wonderful and mysterious behavior of our furry friends--even when the behavior at hand is narcissism or jealousy. Author Jeffery Moussaieff Masson (Dogs Never Lie About Love) explores the lives of his five cats as they relate to his family, each other, and the world around them, filled as it is with such interesting creatures as butterflies, automobiles, and visiting humans.
Each chapter is devoted to a study of a particular emotion, ranging from love to playfulness to anger. While there are interesting tidbits of animal science, such as "cats look away or blink when feeling friendly," the majority of the book revolves around the author's observations of his own pets. When he suggests answers for mysterious behavior like the grooming that instantly turns into a bloodthirsty brawl, he is never absolute, but merely offers one among many possible explanations. Kind and thoughtful, Masson's entertaining tales and wise musings will be appreciated by any cat fancier. --Jill Lightner
Title: The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey ...
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Good+
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2002. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2876827
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2002. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86056308
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2718467966
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2736038246
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2746838628
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780345448828
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0345448820I3N10
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0345448820I4N01
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0345448820I4N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0345448820I4N10