The Devious Book for Cats: Cats have nine lives. Shouldn't they be lived to the fullest?

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Cats once were proud, shrewd, independent animals who lived life on our own terms. But then came a life of domestication, comfort and free health care. And now cats are in danger of losing our sense of adventure completely. Fluffy and Bonkers say it's time to fight back and regain control of your rightful place as ruler of the roost once again.

Cats once ruled the alleys, galleys and the valleys. Rodents trembled in fear. Birds steered clear. Cats took chances. Some lived fast and died young… We were on the prowl.

But then came a life of domestication that was simply too good to pass up. Humans gave us everything we desired, from ear massages and shelter from the rain to cuddle sessions and free health care. In return, they were permitted to bask in the majesty of our presence. It seemed like a fair trade.

Or was it? Has domesticity really been good for cats? What has become of our sense of adventure, our sense of independence? Did you know that because of boredom and indolence, the average feline today uses up a mere 2-3 of its 9 lives?

Fluffy and Bonkers think its time to get out of the comfortable back seat of life and regain control of your destiny. They created this manual to teach discerning cats how to wake up a human when they want to get fed, how to stare like a pro, how to carry yourself in a catfight and - most importantly - how to get away with practically anything. With The Devious Book for Cats you can return to the noble creature you once were and assume your rightful place as the ruler of your household once again.

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‘Fluffy and Bonkers … write rather better than the current crop of celebrity autobiographers.’ Daily Mail

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Fluffy and Bonkers were helped by Action 5, a comedy writing collective based in New York and Wisconsin. They are Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman. Action 5 write for The Onion, the award-winning, US-based, parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. It features satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper and website known as the The A.V. Club. It claims a national print circulation of 599,000.

Emily Flake is an illustrator, cartoonist, and author. She is the creator of the cartoon strip Lulu Eightball, as well as the author of the Prism Award-winning book These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves. She lives in Brooklyn. Look up her work at www.eflakeagogo.com.

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