Purr-raise for WMMM
“No longer satisfied with smelly shoes or two-hour tongue baths, today’s cats are looking for more than the quick fix of a jingle-ball session. Beautifully written with thoughtful insights, this book helps cats understand why nothing they do is ever their fault.”
—Kat Zebest, PhD, Head of Psychiatry, Stanford College
“Cats worldwide will be turning to Who Moved My Mouse? to help with everything from low self-esteem (hint: move to higher ground) to dealing with smelly-shoe fetish. Destined to become the world’s #1 best selling book about cats, change, and regurgitation.”
—Dr. Fraid E. Cat, author of Dogs are From Mars (Why Didn’t They Just Stay There?)
“While today’s cats hide self-doubt behind dismissive ‘you bore me’ and ‘I just sprayed the couch’ smirks, underneath they are desperate to introduce meaning into their nine lives. This masterful work answers their top questions.”
— Harry Lickalought, life coach and author of Be Your Best Feline
“Cat books are like asses, everybody’s got one.”
—Dr. Cat Pill McGraw
"Not only do nice cats never get the corner litter box, but they never get the mouse, the ball, the fish or anything else that makes life worth living. If humans would only have the courage to be more like cats they would live exponentially more fulfilled lives."
—Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It
"Most of us commit to making self-improvements — both small and large — throughout the year. But while we are eating less, exercising more and generally striving to be better humans, what are our feline friends doing to better themselves? Of course, most self-respecting cats would never admit to needing assistance, but they (and their curious humans) still might want to check out "Who Moved My Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don't Need Any Help)" by Dena Harris. This fun and funny guide is filled with advice borrowed from classic self-help texts aimed at addressing some of life's most purressing questions, including: "Will leaving small animal offerings on my human's back porch earn me bonus points in heaven?" and "Why do I keep racing from room to room for no apparent reason?"
—Amelia Glynn, San Francisco Chronicle
"Everyone knows that cats don't need self-help books. But if they did, this would be the perfect one... It's short enough to interest readers and have some depth, but not too long so that the subject matter becomes tedious and boring. The occasional illustrations are cute and complement the subject matter nicely.
Unlike some of the cat books put out by the same publisher recently, this one is written as a parody for humorous purposes and uses that fact to keep the tone light enough that one doesn't have to worry about the author's sanity. Filled with "purrsonality" quizzes, short stories, a cat's conversation with God, survival techniques and more, there's a little bit of something for everyone in here. It's a great book or gift for cat loving readers, and you might just get a glimpse into what your cat is thinking as he takes a nap in that sunny window while you read. "
—Alyssa Feller, San Francisco Book Review
"This delightful book made me chuckle most of the time, and laugh out loud more than once. I don’t recommend drinking while reading – there are far too many “spew alert worthy” passages in the book. Aside from being super funny, this little book is a visual gem. Illustrated with Ann Boyajian’s charming cat drawings, and beautifully laid out in two-color print, this is a book to be enjoyed over and over."
—The Conscious Cat
"What happens when you cross feline snobbery with popular self-help books? You get a brilliant little parody guaranteed to make you laugh, cat lover or not. Harris’ book is destined to become a classic itself with sections such as “Bribe them with the belly,” “When in doubt, sleep it out,” and “Always do your best—unless you can get away with less.” It’s obvious that Harris has spent much time in the presence of cats—perhaps too much—as her book nails the attitude we’ve come to expect from the finicky felines. This manual should prove once and for all that cats are superior to humans in every way and we only exist to make their lives easier."
—Christopher Laney, Lessons From the Cockpit
"The consensus at Cats Working is that Dena Harris is the country’s foremost cat humor writer. If you’re short on Christmas ideas for cat-lovers (and you’ve already given them How to Work Like a CAT) then we heartily recommend Who Moved My Mouse?"
- Karen Wormald, author of How to Work Like A Cat
"When I read ‘…we’re always the best-looking creatures in any room, not to mention the smartest, most graceful and — it goes without saying — the most fashion forward,’ I felt like Dena was talking directly to me. She really ‘gets’ fastidious felines.”
–Adele the Cat
This book is full of fun pawsonality profile quizzes, quotes, exercises (don't get nervous my kitty pals, not the kind that actually makes you get up off of your comfortable perch), tips and lots and lots of laughs! I have so many things that I love about this book that my scent is just marked all over the place!”
–Caren & Cody, Cat Chat
I met Dena Harris at the Cat Writers annual conference. Dena is quite funny and so is her book. Simply put, Dena knows cats. Her insights and humor make this quick read fun. Even dog owners will enjoy the chapter, “How to Win Friends and Influence Dog People.””
–Michele C. Hollow, journalist
Part parody and part homage to our feline friends, Who Moved My Mouse? pokes fun at some of the best known self-help books in the business, including How to Win Friends and Influence People, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff and The Secret.
With tips for cats on how to get ahead like, "Become an early riser and force others to join you" or "Create a sense of lingering inferiority in humans", Who Moved My Mouse? is rib-snortingly funny. I was regularly laughing out loud, much to my own cat's clear distain.”
–Melanie Scott of tvnz.co.nz
You probably don't need to be a cat lover to appreciate this rather brilliant little tome. ... it's a hugely funny collection... Harris certainly seems to know her felines!”
–Angela Young, Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
Purr-raise for Lessons In Stalking
“Dena Harris has written a cat book even a dog would love."
—Tim Bete, former director of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop
“Captures perfectly the nuances of life with cats!”
– Rita Davis, Editor, Cats & Kittens
“Clever, witty, and insightful, these stories celebrate everything feline and bring smiles of recognition to anyone who loves cats. The author relates the charming antics of her loving, yet manipulative fur-kids, and shows how their c’attitude impacts humans with predictable—and often hilarious results. I am a fan.”
– Amy Shojai, nationally known authority on pet care and behavior and author of multiple books including PETiquette and coeditor of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul
“Never has watching someone else own a cat been this much fun.”
—Lisa Allmendinger, Editor, I Love Cats!
Dena Harris magically captures the humor of sharing our lives with cats in a master storyteller’s style. You catch yourself laughing out loud as you read her words filled with whimsy and wit. She is simply meow-val-lous!”
–Arden Moore, Catnip Editor and author of The Kitten Owner’s Manual
“If laughter is the best medicine, there’s no telling how healthy you’ll be after spending time with this hilarious book! Cat people will find echoes of their own experiences with the feline. And if you can walk past the refrigerator without a wary glance after reading “The Creature Under the Fridge,” you’re a braver soul than I!”
– Jean Hofve, DVM, holistic medicine practitioner.
“Harris is a funny lady with a hilarious take on the life of doting cat parents and their band of furry funsters. We may as well laugh at ourselves – our cats certainly do!“ – Sheila Webster Boneham, Ph.D., Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting and Owning a Cat
“Dena Harris is very funny.”
– Annie, 11 years old, in a letter to the editor of Cats & Kittens magazine
“I took Lessons In Stalking home and read half that night and only stopped because my husband was complaining I wouldn't shut the light out! I got up the next morning and finished your book in one sitting. The next night I worked I came in and started raving about this hilarious book about cats and their attitudes! I hope to see more of these type of books from you in the future. It made me laugh out loud from cover to cover.”
–Sarah of Books N Things (Oxford, ME)
“Author Dena Harris fully understands that living with cats requires patience, understanding, love and humor. She tackles ordinary circumstances of normal cat behavior with her unique sense of humor, allowing cat-owners to realize that if their cat is dunking his toys in the water dish, laugh about it, don’t rush the animal to the vet. Her wit and humor keep you laughing as you turn the pages, reading about her everyday encounters with her cat. Insightful and sensitive this book is a must-have for any cat owner, and would be a welcome addition to a kitty basket for a new kitty guardian.”
–Review in KittyBytes newsletter
"I LOVED your book! I laughed so much, and you really captured MY cats' personalities! And you've never even met them -- how did you do it?!?"
– Betsy Stowe, Author of the award winning CALICO TALES AND OTHERS