Jennifer Freed is a licensed marriage, child and family therapist who seems to have built a very successful career. When in the forward of this book she explained that her therapist was Stanley the cat, I became a bit concerned. I decided to delve further into Lessons from Stanley the Cat:Nine Lives of Everyday Wisdom, before I passed judgement.
After spending nigh on twenty years with her feline friend, Dr. Freed is entitled to be quirky, and she has a clever way of sharing her information with the reader. Each page has a little lesson she learned from Stanley, with a short explanation attached. For example:
"Trust your instincts and stay away from people and creatures who smell like bad things or who are in bad moods."
"When you want to wake up someone you love in the morning, put your face gently to theirs."
When you think about it, both of these pearls of wisdom are certainly as applicable to humans as they are to cats, and her attached explanations help clear up any mysteries. There are many good pieces of advice coupled with some cute illustrations.
Will this be a New York Times best seller? Not likely, but who knows? Strange things seem to be happening this Fall. I will say that this book is the perfect gift for the cat lovers in your family...we all have one...and maybe you can sneak a peak at it before you wrap it up for the holidays.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services
Date of Publication - September 15, 2016