The Cat Who Went to Paris

The Cat Who Went to Paris

Book - 1991
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Random House, Inc.
"Norton is clearly a charmer, and Gethers tells his story with contagious affection....Will warm the heart of any confirmed cat-lover."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Before Peter Gethers met Norton, the publisher, screenwriter, and author was a confirmed cat-hater. Then everything changed. Peter opened his heart to the Scottish Fold kitten and their adventures to Paris, Fire Island, and in the subways of Manhattan took on the color of legend and mutual love. THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS proves that sometimes all it takes is paws and personality to change a life.

Baker & Taylor
A publisher, screenwriter, and author shares the contagious affection he has for Norton, a gray Scottish Fold cat who has become his inseparable companion whether traversing subways in Manhattan or traveling the Concorde to Paris. Reprint.

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Relating his travels with his cat, Norton, the author discusses rotisserie league baseball, Fire Island social life, real estate, Roman Polanski, romantic relationships, and Harrison Ford

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [1991]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780517585344
0517585340
9780449907634
0449907635
Branch Call Number: 818x GETHE GETHE

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leisa0804
May 06, 2013

what a charming book, i now have to read his other books. Norton is a cat to remember. I love the way he is treated like royalty at least in europe

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bibliouncommon
Oct 19, 2008

This is a perfect book to read while you're waiting for your request on Dewey the Library Cat to come in. It's the purportedly true story of a cat-hating, egomaniac screenwriter who had the amazing fortune to have received a 6 week old Scottish Fold kitten who immediately reversed his cat-hating tendency. This kitten had many unusual qualities of exceedingly good cat behaviour - so much so that the egomaniac could take Norton (named before the days of anti-virus) on a plane ride and he would sit still on his lap the whole way. He also came when he was called. Norton charmed everyone he met except for the a number of the screenwriter's girlfriends - clearly these were the wrong girlfriends and they would soon be dumped. For someone who, by his own descriptions seems like such a jerk, the author does a masterful job of describing the irresistible cat character. There are 2 more books in the series, but I'm not sure I could bear the last one which describes Norton's senior years and ultimate demise. This book had not as much Paris as I anticipated as there were many shorter trips to other destinations before they actually went to Paris.

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