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3.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,402 ratings  ·  250 reviews
بعضی از روزها پیش میآید که تمایل چندانی به کار کردن، آموختن، مواجهه با فاجعههای دنیا یا حتی نگرانی نسبت به آینده را نداریم... دیگر حوصله نداریم که درباره آخرین اصلاحات سیاسی که از خشم خونمان را به جوش میآورد، اظهار نظر کنیم حتی دیگر توانی برای نگرانی درباره مسائل حرفهای و شغلی یا فکر کردن به بازنشستگی در سالهای آتی را هم نداریم ...more
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Published by شمعدونی (first published March 2nd 2017)
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S. Pearce
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I like cats. I like books. I have one of the former and many of the latter. So you would think this was the perfect Christmas present for me. Well... no... I'm sorry, as I dont really want to leave a bad review, but this was one of the few times I have had to skim read the final 30% of the book, just so I could say I got to the end. I could summarise the book in a few words. "Live like your cat. They're cool. They're relaxed." That's it. Every single page. So it was quite easy to skim read to ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is a cute and funny little book that would make an ideal Christmas gift for any cat lover. Illustrated with a little, black cat and cat related quotes from famous cat lovers of the past, it gives surprisingly relatable cat philosophy and the resulting advice for human living is genuinely applicable. Of course, it is supposed to bring a smile to you face, but there are some food for thought moments that really do make you think about whether you should bring some of these ideas on board.

Sharon Huether
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cat-story
What a wonderful little book of cats and human comparisons.
A cat wants you attention; so he is in your lap while you are trying to type or work at your desk.
A cat takes time to wake up in the morning savoring every moment.
A cat can feel your mood.
A cat looks after it's self; humans should do the same.
A cat knows how to sleep. We all need more rest.
Cats have many more attributes, which we all should follow

This book hit all the bases.
Great read.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting concept but could be summarized as, “Want to live a stress-free life? Act more like your cat. Your cat doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. Your cat only cares about herself, her needs, and making sure you’re aware when her needs aren’t being met. You should do the same.”

I love cats, but I wouldn’t tell anyone to act like them. The author is essentially saying that the more you dedicate yourself to being a self-centered asshole, the more relaxed you’ll be. Maybe true, but not a
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I have long envied my cats; who hasn't, as they're heading off to work, a family or friend commitment, grocery shopping or any of the other million things that pull us away from home, looked back and seen puss sleeping in the sun and wished to be them, or at least more like them? This book hones into that desire, showing us how to let go of the negative and simply be. I admit, I don't read many self help books, but there
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Not a bad little self-help type book. Garnier takes little pieces of cat behavior and explains both scientifically and not why we should incorporate them into our lives. Some of the stuff is probably fairly good advice (stretching when you first wake up in the morning), though there are other pieces that are probably a little unrealistic depending on our personality. Overall, a quick fun read with some snippets of truth thrown in.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
4 stars

*Thank you to the author and NetGalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

"Its a fact: we only create disappointment for ourselves when we are unable to accept ourselves as we are."

I've always been more prone to dogs than I am to cats, but I was really curious to read this. Cats are mysterious, slick, elegant and intelligent - they can also come across as being snobbish, standoffish and without emotions. That's because, really, they're just being honest
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's quite amusing that this is the book I pick up on the first day of the new year.
When I was gifted this from my mother, I didn't realise what it was. I thought it was a joke book about acting like your cat.

It is in fact, a self-help book. I have never read a self-help book and don't often read non-fiction - something that I want to change this year.
I highly enjoyed this little book and it was a very fast read. I felt tranquil and at peace whilst reading it, and it made me want to better
Saar The Book owl
I know it's obvious that I love cats. I adore them and this all because of one little ball of fur. I used to be a dog - person. Having dogs for years, but 15 years ago this little kitten came into my life and changed me. He's now old (and not worrying about his retirement!), gray and a bit grumpy, but still loving him of course.
Cats are just little Buddha's, fury creatures who act like they are little Buddha's, little masters of Zen, without doing much for it and that is when this book comes in
Shuhada Ramli
The book was very straightforward and compact. As a cat person, for me, it was quite an attractive book, title and cover. The fastest non-fiction reading I must say with so much attractive points to ponder. The author must have had put a lot of effort in learning her cats behavior and then adapting it into humans' life and routines. No doubt, if you really see how cats behave, it's pretty amazing to realize that they really do whatever it takes to make their lives happier. They're more relax, ...more
Meric Pabuccuoğlu
I miss my cats at home ...more
Samineh Bagheri
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Horrible translation
Jan 26, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
The time I spent reading this book would've been much better spent playing with my cats.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stand-alones
"Maybe this is the secret he's been wanting to communicate all this time: know how to let go, focus on the essentials, think about your wellbeing, be like him. Live like your cat!"

HOW TO LIVE LIKE YOUR CAT by Stéphane Garnier is a quick and entertaining read for all cat owners. I especially want to point out book's lay-out: the pages are adorned with illustrations of a black cat and cat paws, and every section begins with theme-related proverbs and quotes about cats. Honestly, the whole design
To anyone who feel like they're skating through life, going through day by day in a rush, never getting enough sleep or rest or a sense of fulfilment. For all of you who love cats and have experience living with one, or need a little reminder of the little things you can change in your life. This book is for you!

This cute little mini self-help book is basically what it says it is on the title: it is a guide of how to live more like your cat. Each chapter describes an aspect in your life you can
27/52 books read in 2018.
6/20 bookshelf reads in 2018.

This is definitely a fun and witty book, great as a quick read. It is made up of a lot of little chapters, so it is amazing when you need a distraction or have a minute to spare. AND it is about cats, my favourite animal, so I'm sure I will pick it up again in the future.

I don't know if you want to follow everything as law and rearrange your entire life based on this book, but a majority of the advice showed me a different perspective on life
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I grabbed this thinking it was a humor book, and it is humorous, but more of a self-help genre. I really liked it, it's light and fun, but talks through basically simple self care from the perspective of thinking about how a cat is mindful, self aware and present. Over all I quite enjoyed it, for me it'll be up there with Emily Gordon's Super You in self help I would actually tell someone to read, I also found the translation (from french) to be good.
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this because it was listed under the category of "Humor" on hoopla, and although the book did contain some humor in the way it was told, it was also a mini "personal improvement" book. I listened to it at the most perfect time, when I need a little pep talk about not letting things that were annoying me, get to me. I think we would all be more relaxed and happy if we thought like a cat!
Interesting. I think the book could have been shorter. A few good points I took from the book. Was a fun light book though.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As a cat lover I appreciate the concept, but the book was simply bland and all the wrong facts about how cats work, physiologically and psychologically, just made the message of the book even weaker.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book, but nope. I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t really like it. Cover is cute!
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cat lovers
Shelves: self-improvement
Finished reading it in +/- 2,5h. Entertaining? Yes. Useful? Meh. It's difficult for a human like me to be a cat. But practice would probably make perfect.
No huge eye-opener, but a gentle, fun reminder. Will probably not work on people that don't like cats. 7/10
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made me smile. I loved the quotes from other authors and world known people such as Shakespeare.
Really enjoyed the test at the end of the book my most popular numbers were 4 (10) 3 (11) 2(10) 5(8)
For all the cat lovers!
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A peculiar little book musing on the wisdom that can be learned from the behaviour of cats. I physically cringed at the authors blasé attitude towards letting his un neutered cat indiscriminately breed with neighbourhood cats, not exactly responsible pet ownership. Little annoyances aside, this was an okay read, great if you have a few hours to kill.
Susan Wright
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Listen in order to learn..."

The author's cat is named Ziggy. Boom. End of review - 5 stars from me. On the sole basis that my childhood cat was named Ziggy.

Moving forward...

I'll admit, I entered the giveaway for this book on a whim and mainly because of the cute title. I was pleasantly surprised to find it an enjoyable read! Simple sentence structure and short chapters make this a breeze to move through. However there are enough insightful reflections about self care and personal development
Jasmin Mohd-zain
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
For the past 20 years or so we have always had cats in our house. Many loveable cats kept our girls company throughout their schooldays. Now that they have grown up and we have moved into apartments that disallow pets , I am experiencing cat withdrawal symptoms.

So I saw this cute book and decided to indulge myself. It's a self help book to guide you how to be as cool as a cat in your daily life. A simple book but if you reflect on the writing it does contain some gems.

"The cat does not offer
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won this book on Goodreads. It was a sweet little book encouraging you to emulate the lifestyle of a cat (which would be a good thing). It wasn't however as interesting and funny as I hoped.
Cute! Love the cover!
First of all - it`s really difficult to rate a self-care book. Why? Because how much can you really say that the book helped you, after you just have finished it? Usually, for a self-care book it takes at list 1 week to see the effects if you start making changes right away. Nonetheless I`m giving this book whole 5 stars (not giving the "best" like for the last book but still 5).
I believe many people have read many different self-cares books but how many have really helped you? Usually, when I
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