If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel James Bowden was a homeless man living on the streets of London struggling with a drug addiction. The stars were lined up for James when the book publisher approached him that fateful day. They share a past filled with problems but together they rebuild each others lives through adventures and some scrapes. BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Last thing he needs is a pet when he is living hand-to-mouth, but the two take a shine to each other. It is a very uplifting book that takes you from the rough streets to the inconditional love of an animal, the true love of a friend. And I love cats so...... Ha! This is a well told story with some beautifully painted moments that made me feel like I was there - the description was so vivid that my heart pounded in the dramatic passages and I cried in the emotional bits. I know that because I liked his Facebook page, which is totally current, and watched some videos of him on YouTube, and even saw him and James on the Today Show. He teaches us about prejudice, friendship and redemption. (I haven't read "Bob" yet. All the best stories about beloved animals end w/ the inevitable, and, while I know all sweet pets die, I'd just rather they didn't do it in their own book. At first, I DID think maybe this was just another A Million Little Pieces -- about a dysfunctional, depressed, drug dependent soul, who also told a good story but played pretty loose w/ the facts, and oh, by the way, had a cat...a very remarkable cat, but still. Yes, I know, if some people believe the moon landing was faked, one could believe this was all photo-shopped or whatever, but I'm a believer...in moon landings AND Bob. 288 pages To see what your friends thought of this book, It's not very eloquently written as the author isn't a professional writer. But I think it would be weird if the author used long, eloquent sentence structures since it is written from the view of an ex-homeless, recovering drug-addict. The moving, uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life. This book is everything. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. This is an amazing book about a man and his cat. | She informs James of a local charity vet that she volunteers at, and names the cat Bob. This is a book that deserves every one of its five stars. My elderly mother really liked this book. Sweet tale, not too exciting but a nice read. please send us a message with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added. Back then, I recall him telling me and Theresa about a book that he was putting out, but I didn't really give it much thought. Characters: The first main character is Bob, the cat. James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet. The way Bob entered the life of James is fantastic and especially the episode with the Rottweiler made us both laugh. He takes it to the local RSPCA for treatment. Book Summary. Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. Worst of all, it strips away people’s opinion of you. The book touched me deeply. Well done James and Bob too, well done., One of the good things about this book is that the cat doesn't die. Full access is for members only. All the best stories about beloved animals end w/ the inevitable, and, while I know all sweet pets die, I'd just rather they didn't do it in their own book. "A book with the strong ingredients that made Marley and Me and Dewey big successes A warm and poignant memoir." Meet James, a heroin addict who then meets Bob, both are homeless and the most wonderful friendship grows. | “Cats are notoriously picky about who they like. They see you are living on the streets and treat you as a non-person. Now I've finished it, I can quite safely say: some people are stupid. Oh my. It's not soaring prose or deeply philosophical musings, it just a sweet, amazing story about a sweet man and an amazing cat, and that's the best thing. Another really good thing is that Bob is a real cat. This is a wonderful feel good true story about a street Cat named Bob and his owner a recovering heroin addict and the streets of London. Bob is a ginger stray who one day appears on the doorstep of James’s apartment building in need of food and TLC and with a personality that … It takes a non negotiable, selfless commitment to care for an animal, and it's not for everyone. | It isn't very well written but it is extremely heart warming to read about the relationship that develops between James (a recovering heroin junkie) and Bob the street cat who befriends him. A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets, The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-... Home My Books And a true story which makes things more interesting. I loved this heartwarming, uplifting, sometimes very funny, true story about James, a recovering drug addict, and the ailing ginger tomcat he finds, nurses back to health, and adopts as his own. This is a delightful, feel-good read that any cat lover or animal lover will enjoy.