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All Cats Are Introverts

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Have you ever been labeled as "antisocial," "shy," or "lost in your own thoughts" because you don't realize someone's been calling your name 148 times? The cats understand. All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of self-reflective poetry from cats that clearly shows them to be the insightful, often alert, crowd-averse, personally engaging, probably napping-as-we-speak int ...more
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
I am a dog person but this?! This is so much my personality as much as I want to ignore it. And reading this hilarious yet lines that do speak a lot of truths makes me actually aware that I am an introvert that can relate so much to that of a cat's behaviour.
This short book of short lines and cat pictures simply amazed me.
I love this one in particular:
'Books
I can lose myself
In a novel
I can be absorbed
In a short story
I can be immersed whole
In adventure
In history
In romance
And mystery
I can see n
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Literary Redhead
ALL CATS ARE INTROVERTS is a meow a minute, told through poems paired with gorgeous feline photos. So apt any could have been penned by my aloof Gracie.

ON ONE’S OWN
My time
My time alone
My time alone thoughts
Of my ass
On your remote
As you barge into my room
Screaming, “Where the @#$% is it?!”
As I sit on what is now my couch
Learning to value myself
I think my left cheek
just changed the channel.

I loved the author’s previous books, I COULD PEE ON THIS, I COULD PEE ON THIS TOO, and CLAW THE SYSTEM, a
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Romie
You know when you're feeling a bit sad and not really in the mood to read? Well, that's when you need to pick up this adorable book. It's both funny and relatable. I couldn't stop myself from laughing at pretty every poem. It makes you feel understand and laugh at the same time, I don't know what else you can possibly need. It was just such a good time! I really liked that there were cat pictures, made the entire experience even more enjoyable (who doesn't like cat pics???????? I need to know fo ...more
Morris
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me laughing the entire time. In addition to the gorgeous photography, the poems are quite clever and often contain a little twist at the end. If you need a smile and love cats, then give yourself a treat and buy this book.

This unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
My sister got this for my husband for Christmas (we did it early since we won't see them in Dec). This was funny and a nice way for pass some time. As usual, some poems were much better then others. ...more
Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
I received an advance review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest.

2.5 stars.

The concept — "cats are hilariously relatable to human introverts" — is solid, and I really enjoyed the derpy cat photos throughout the book. However, the poems were pretty formulaic, especially for free verse: the vast majority relied on parallelism and ended with a punchline "twist", usually riffing on one of maybe five already-overused jokes about cat behavior. The
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Jeimy
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marciuliano's latest poetry collection straddles the lines between philosophical treaty and sardonic humor. For the record, I did not know such a line existed before I read this book.

As a person who shares a house with six felines, I am always in awe of the author's keen eye and how he translates his observations into poetic bon mots.
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Alexx
I got an e-arc of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

As an introvert, a cat lover, and a former literary writer, I completely loved this! As an ordinary reader, I definitely adored it!

This book was fun, entertaining, and to be honest, it was quite educational, too.

The author managed to capture what was it like to be a cat and an introvert at the same time. He made it funny but also quite illuminating. I never related to anything more quickly as an introvert.

I also loved the
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Karen (thefictioncorner)
I enjoyed reading All Cats Are Introverts because I felt like it resembles them perfectly. I’ve ways loved cats and believed that they show their love in their own way. The poems that Marciuliano wrote are relatable until the end where he throws in a twist that is written frim a cat’s perspective. That part always threw me off because it was just a little jarring and sudden.

I received a copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sandra(Bee)
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the author of “I Could Pee on This”.A cute lil book of cat poems. Lots of cat photos and some laughs along the way while reading. This would make a nice gift for a cat lover. It will lift your spirits. Each poem is narrated by a cat .Introverts will relate to this book.

Thank you to NetGalley & Andrews McMeel Publishing for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Melissa
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-review, poême
Cute. Five stars for the cute cat pictures, four stars for humor, three stars for the actual poems (they’re fine).
Anna Smithberger
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now this is my kind of poetry!
Fran
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great cat photos, paired with poetry that resonates with introverts....with feline antics/humor as the hook. Perfect book for a quick chuckle, mood elevator, or gift for a cat-crazy friend.
Kelly Van Damme
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
All Cats Are Introverts by Francesco Marciuliano is a delightful poem collection about the introverted nature of cats. Most of the poems are funny and/or aptly depict cats in all their feline aspects. Don’t expect the most epic of poems, some are rather formulaic, going one way, then ending with a twist, but one doesn’t buy this kind of book for the epic poetry. As a cat lover (I’d love to say “cat owner” but I’d be lying, since my cat totally owns me) some of the poems were very relatable. Bein ...more
Amanda
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was hilarious! The poems are so true and relatable from both a cat's and an introvert's perspective. My favorites were "Wanted", "I'm Not Shy", and "I Hear You"! I also love looking pictures of all the cats. Just a quick, fun read. ...more
Judi Easley
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cat lovers
Recommended to Judi by: n/a
All Cats are Introverts
Francesco Marciuliano
Andrews McMeel Pub, Oct 2019
112 pages
Poetry, Humor, Cats
Provided by Edelweiss
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The cover is perfect! Just like a cat to hide its head and consider that no one can see the rest of it.

I might argue with the concept that cats are introverts, they certainly don’t like to communicate a lot of the time. However, I think they do it just to frustrate the humans that deal with them. If you notice, they are perfectly willing to communicate at inconvenient tim
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Steff Fox
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I genuinely love the title of All Cats Are Introverts by Francesco Marciuliano. The book, however, isn't really as great as its title. And, to be fair, I don't exactly expect a lot from books like this. I've said it in the past, but they are ultimately the sort of books you peruse in the card section at Walmart or Target or while bored at the doctor's office. They're not the sort of books I would ever buy for myself, and therein lies the level of value I get fro
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Kayla Mckinney
This cute little gift book from the author of "I Could Pee on This" links introverts with the animals who most resemble them: cats. Each poem in the book is narrated by a cat (and sometimes even written on a keyboard with cat feet)The humorous poems it includes focus on the joy cats (and introverts) find during their alone time by exploring such feline fare as: sitting on the remote, getting stuck behind the refrigerator, self care, sparkling poo, and destroying the fish tank. Introverts will en ...more
Melissa Borsey
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had lots of fun with this super cute and funny book. This is a book that you can enjoy going back to time and time again. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this great book.
Lupine Smile
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
meh. Nice pictures, but not much else.
Jill
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Cats are delicate creatures. They give lots of love (even when it’s from across the room, or from a different room, or a different block), but it costs them. They need time to recharge. They need peace and quiet. They need to throw up a hairball on your new sheets. A really big hairball. But you know what? It’s called self-care, and they’re worth it.

All Cats Are Introverts is the latest volume of cat poetry from Francesco Marciuliano, author of I Could Pee on This and Claw the System, among sev
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Peter Geyer
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, personality, humour
Friends of mine in the United States at one point had two cats. They identified one as an extravert and the other an introvert. The extravert used to almost speak in sentences, whilst the introvert essentially hid. Naturally, I have no idea whether this labelling was actually accurate, although it was plausible from observing them, and there is some evidence that extraversion and introversion are cross-species attributes, depending on definitions of course.

Francesco Marciuliano contends that all
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Liz (Quirky Cat)
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
I received a copy of All Cats Are Introverts through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Francesco Marciuliano has made a career out of books made for cat lovers. If you loved I Could Pee on This – then you absolutely need to check out their next book, All Cats Are Introverts.
All Cats Are Introverts will be especially delightful for the cat lovers of the world who also consider themselves to be introverts. The nuanced humor will ring true for many a cat owner – resulting in ch
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Connie
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just because cats don’t jump up into your lap and become social with you doesn’t mean that they are strange. The reason is very simple. Cats are like some people: they are introverts. They prefer to sit back and watch what is going rather than participate.

Cats laugh at the dog watching the door waiting for the owner to return. Cats simply don’t care if they do or not.

Cats enjoy hurling up a hairball in the middle of your bed. Oh well. Too bad.

This book contains poems about cats and the destructi
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Susan Johnston
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Princess Fuzzypants here: Although we cats are not noted for our poetry, it is clear from this book that we are very talented. We all know we kitties are humorous naturally but who knew we could write such funny verse. I, for one, am impressed. My humans were equally intrigued.
Filled with some quiet smiles and some laugh out loud sections, not unlike my blog, this gives the humans in our lives the inside look at how we see the world. Of course, the way we see the world is correct. If it differs
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Book
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Francesco Marciuliano’s feline poets are truly gifted. In his introduction Francesco explains that cats, who have been labeled ‘antisocial’, ‘unfriendly’, ‘uncooperative’ or just aloof, are just really introverts.

What follows in All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of poems that generate laughing out loud as readers move through the pages. For instance:

Peace

Press
Press
Press
Press
Press my paw
Against your nose
Only to find
It’s not the mute button
Crap
I’m never going to have
a moment’s peace to thi
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Kei
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-copy for an honest review.

It's my first book by this author and it was hilarious and so relatable. As an introvert person, I appreciate every single time the author got us so well represented. I love how the poems are constructed in a way that the ending "twist" of remembering that the main subject is a cat, that's what gets you to laugh at loud. The pictures themselves are part of the punchline, and obviously funny. What else is
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Jennifer
I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but the humor aspect of this book made the poems enjoyable. Each poem is written from the point of view of a cat, which takes situations cat owners may find themselves in and puts a spin on it. Of course, the pictures of the cats throughout didn't hurt. My one issue is that the language at some points turns crude for no reason that I can see. Some people don't have a problem with it, but it didn't add anything, so I could have done without.

I received a copy of this
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
From Francesco Marciuliano, author of I Could Pee On This, comes All Cats Are Introverts, another great cat-centric collection of poetry! These poems so perfectly capture the essence of the introvert, and the cat alike. Most start out self-reflective and serious, then you reach the poem's end and out comes the cat! These are all soooo hilarious. A sure cure for a down day, certain to have you laughing out loud. Perfect for all the cat lovers out there. I highly recommend I Could Pee On This as w ...more
Dyah
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cats, poetry
I'm curious about this book ever since I saw it in an email subscription. I didn't expect to buy it so soon ... But when I saw that it's already available in Periplus, I decided to buy it.
And I must say I'm not disappointed.
I'm in need of something light and fun, and this book is the answer. It is hilarious.
.
So. What's inside this book?
A collection of poems (supposedly written in the point of view of cats).
I'm sure cat lovers and cat owners can appreciate this book much better than I can.
Every p
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Francesco Marciuliano...
Pens the comic strips Sally Forth and Medium Large.
Has written for the Onion News Network, Smosh, McSweeney’s, and had a play produced at the New York International Fringe Festival.
Served as head writer for the PBS series SeeMore's Playhouse (for which his script won two regional Emmys).
Was afraid of the color yellow until about age nine.
Tans a little too well to be tru
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