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The Three Kitties That Saved My Life

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"This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day."

Winner of the 2018 Stephen Memorial Book Award
FINALIST for the 2014 RONE AWARD
A True Romance Memoir

Love was then.
Love is now.
Love is forever.

When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, whom I finally met a
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Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published April 20th 2013 by Pacific Books
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Lilo
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone who likes memoirs, love stories, and cat stories
Recommended to Lilo by: Goodreads
Shelves: memoir, grief, cat-story
This well-written memoir starts out with the author losing his beloved wife to leukemia. His grief seems unsurmountable. Even though friends and relatives try to console him, he withdraws from the world, with only the companionship of his old cat. When the cat also dies, the author’s depression gets worse.

Then, when the healing process is ever so slow and there is still no light on the horizon, a stray kitten enters the author’s life. No, he doesn’t want it. Pets die. He has lost pets before. A
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
By Michael Meyer
I knew this was not a fiction book from the get go. What I did not know is how it would touch me.
The author loses his spouse to a rare fatal form of cancer and has to start over again with his life. This time as a widower. His idea of starting over is by becoming a hermit but one day a kitten changes all that and this process brought me almost to tears. By the time he meets the second Kitten, a woman and his soul mate named Kitty his life changes for the better one more time. The
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Wanda Hartzenberg
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
By Michael Meyer
I knew this was not a fiction book from the get go. What I did not know is how it would touch me.
The author loses his spouse to a rare fatal form of cancer and has to start over again with his life. This time as a widower. His idea of starting over is by becoming a hermit but one day a kitten changes all that and this process brought me almost to tears. By the time he meets the second Kitten, a woman and his soul mate named Kitty his life changes for the better one more time. The
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Estelle
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: waar-rrg
What can I say. I was told about this book some time back by a friend who read it and loved it. So when the opportunity presented itself I could not wait to get a copy. Then I started wondering...what if I don't like it? Then what. So slowly I started reading it. Well I started off slowly. Then I got caught up in the story. Falling in love with Coco and his brother.
The author and his ability to -- with out hyperbole or extensive angst tell us his story of loss, helplessness and in the end hope
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Books
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2014
By the time I got to 5% in this book on my Kindle, I was already bawling my eyes out. Seriously, I had to put it down every two minutes or so to wipe the tears from my eyes first before I could continue reading. In only a few paragraphs, the author managed to describe his first wife in such a sincere way, it felt to me as though I’ve known her personally. His loss was palpable and felt like my own. My heart broke for him, not only for losing his life partner to cancer, but also for all the tryin ...more
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
This story is still very heavy in and on my heart... a true story of love lost, and then a new love found.

Author Mike Myer has poured his heart and soul out for us as a reader to see that yes, in fact a tragic loss that has left you so devasated where you are so crippled with pain that you feel that there is truy nothing in life to replace the loss that, can infact turn into a place there is light at the end of that dark tunnel.

We all have at one time or another have gone through a soul destroyi
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Estelle
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: waar-rrg
What can I say. I was told about this book some time back by a friend who read it and loved it. So when the opportunity presented itself I could not wait to get a copy. Then I started wondering...what if I don't like it? Then what. So slowly I started reading it. Well I started off slowly. Then I got caught up in the story. Falling in love with Coco and his brother.
The author and his ability to -- with out hyperbole or extensive angst tell us his story of loss, helplessness and in the end hope
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Brian Bigelow
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having been there where I've lost a spouse I could really feel for what the author went through. Yes it is much like it was described in the first couple of chapters. It's almost like you died also. It's very difficult and that's to put it mildly. You really don't want to go on with life but you have to because let's face it, life does go on. I personally like what he did to come out of that experience. That was really uplifting.
Lauren
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really great book that will lift your spirits. Even after a major tragedy, life goes on. I love that throughout this whole book you are reminded to look for the positive in life. I have to say I now want another cat! Perfect read if you need to be reminded to look up in life and smile, everything will work out.
Janice Richardson
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-rated
Sweet story

A terrible loss. Relentless grief and salvation in the form of a cat. A bit repetitive at times. All in all, a sweet story of a fur friend who gave his human a new lease on life
Autumn
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: waar, 2014

I received this book to give an honest review.

I honestly did not really read the blurb, I just read the title and figured I would go out of my normal genre and give this a try. Now I like animals, but I am not big on reading about animals. So I was like hmmm what will this book be like. And I was so glad I gave this book a go. I was easily kept into reading the story, my heart broke when he lost his wife and he was in a slump of depression. When he tried the dating scene after so many years and
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Tamara
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When the love of his life, Ciba was diagnosed with a deadly form of leukemia and eventually passed away, life seemed too unbearable to live for Michael. Then when his cat of 18 years finally passed, he finally felt really alone and without hope.

Getting his haircut at his long time barber, Michael hears the insistent meowing of a cat. It seems the cat was found by the barber’s daughter, and they were going to keep it in a back room until the Humane Society came by. Unable to bear the meowing, Mi
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Barb Lie
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I happened upon a FB promo on this book, and thought it sounded like something I would like to read, and the fact that it was short (137 pages), was a perfect book to read fast. Though I had read the wonderful feedback, I was totaly surprised how much I throughly enjoyed this book.

Mike Meyer does a wonderful job hooking us in immediatley, as he describes his wonderful life with his wife, and how everything fell apart when he lost her to Cancer. It was very emotional, as you felt his pain, espec
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Lynn Worton
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was recommended this novella by a friend. I am not a big reader of memoirs, or true stories, but this one really touched me.

I started this book knowing that it would be heartbreaking at times, but found this story to be very sweet and funny too. The author has had to endure pain that many people have gone through; the loss of a loved one. I have not had to deal with this yet, but it doesn't stop me from empathizing. Michael's heartbreak over the loss of his first wife, Ciba, is palpable and br
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
What would you do if you lost your soulmate, just to happen across another?

This story is truly a very uplifting story that captured my heart and soul and held on for dear life. I love to read about Author's real life stories and their fears, and acomplishments. I must say that this is what this author did. He left no stone unturned and poured his soul right into this story. It's so remarkably well written that I just couldn't put it down. It was one of those tear jerking, heart stopping, soul st
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Fenny
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author vividly describes what it is like to lose the love of your life. When not long afterwards his cat of 18 years passes away too, Mike is deeply hidden in the grieving process, which is so personal and solitary.

Ironically, a stray cat at his barber's makes him a reluctant pet owner again. Coco causes him to realize how much he actually craves human relationships and human touch. We join Mike as he struggles to find freedom to pursue a new love relationship while at the same time being tr
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Cynthia
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review. True stories always get me. Whether they are 'good' or 'bad' because it lets you know you are not alone in this thing called life, even if it may feel like it sometimes. I cried when he lost his first wife to cancer (I have not lost a spouse to cancer but I have lost a parent to it). I could sympathize, and feel his pain. I can understand his love of animals, I am the same way...unconditional love at its finest. They are his furry little children. Yes, th ...more
Christoph Fischer
"The Three Kitties That Saved My Life" by Mike Meyer is a moving memoir about loss and recovery.
Meyer lost his first wife to cancer and gradually recovers from his grief and manages to move on with his life, with the help - you guessed it from the title - two cats and his second wife, named Kitty.
This is a selection of short chapters that chronicles the development of Meyer from a bitter widower to a fully functioning and happy man.
As an animal lover myself I could not help but love he tales of
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Christoph Fischer
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"The Three Kitties That Saved My Life" by Mike Meyer is a moving memoir about loss and recovery.
Meyer lost his first wife to cancer and gradually recovers from his grief and manages to move on with his life, with the help - you guessed it from the title - two cats and his second wife, named Kitty.
This is a selection of short chapters that chronicles the development of Meyer from a bitter widower to a fully functioning and happy man.
As an animal lover myself I could not help but love he tales of
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Wendy Steele
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book begins with sadness, detailing Meyer's loss and devastation on losing his wife but soon picks up in a positive way as he grieves and moves forward with his life. Throughout the book his determination to live and love, with the help of two cats (and a Kitty) makes this an enjoyable, positive read.
As an animal lover myself I loved the chapters featuring the cats the most, Meyer giving them a voice of their own. Written in the first person gives the reader a connection with the author, an
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Jessica Sawa
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Three Kitties That Saved My Life by Michael Meyer was so awe inspiring it brought me to tears. This story not only made me tear up but made me giggle out loud at some of the antics. The book was so amazing and the way he went through love, loss, and such hope and strength. I am truly in awe of how strong this man was and still is. I am thankful for the three kitties, Coco Kitty and PomPom because without them I would never have had the chance to read and talk with this wonderful man. This st ...more
Miranda
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok. So this book came as such a surprise. I know what I loved most is this---the authors obvious respect for his late wife and his wife Kitty.

Nowhere does he go into a long discourse regarding what they looklike, apart from a beautiful smile. You wontfind them described or discussed in detail! The respect this author shows in not exploiting his significant others truly touched me.

Amazing!

Waarrrg
Janie
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.

I loved following Mike on his journey.
Although sad at the start as we see Mike losing his wife. We follow him on his journey of living again and finding love first with a cat and then finally with another lady.
This was a fantastically refreshing read, in that it was wonderful to read from a male's perspective of losing a cherished loved one and their road back to living life instead of simply existing.
Daniel
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a real cat lover I expected this book to have lots of things about cats, and I was not at all disappointed by it. The start of the story if very sad, in a double way and the end has also some not so nice part in it, but all in all it's a great survival story about how to handle great losses in your life and accept them in a way that you can get over them and make a new start. Would recommend this book to any cat lover and anybody that had some loved one that passed away.
Lee Holz
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“The Three Kitties That Saved My Life” is a beautifully written memoir of love and loss and love again. I highly recommend it for those who need a lift in their lives and particularly for those who love cats.
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Mike Meyer pens a tender tale of love, loss, and renewal.

Read full review in the 2013 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Brigid Gallagher
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author is enjoying a truly wonderful marriage to Ciba, when she is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, and his world is shattered with her passing. He finds it difficult to overcome his grief until a little cat called Coco enters his life.
They form an immediate bond that lifts him out of his depression and opens him to the possibility of loving again. Kitty enters his life and he finds another soulmate. The third kitty is called PomPOm and completes this little family.
I was immediately
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Ever Leigh
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an emotional journey told by a compelling man. Michael Meyer's voice shines through and gives a very powerful message. I enjoyed the pacing and writing style and this novel really stuck with me long after I finished reading it.

It was a witty and creative way to write about a non-fiction/memoir novel. There were deeper themes, but it was done in a way in which relating the experiences to food, it helped cut that and lighten it in a way.
Marilyn
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

This book is a one all will enjoy, If you've known loss, found love, or laughed at a cat this is a story you will want to read.
Merisha28
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Three Kitties That Saved My Life by Mike Meyer
Print Length: 137 pages
Publisher: Pacific Books (January 10, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00CGND93E

My Review~
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.
First off I normally do not read memoirs, but decided to take a chance on this. It was a surprising heartfelt read that explores the loss of a loved one to overcoming the heartache that is impossible to ignore, but with the help of three kitties that
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