In the book "A Street Cat Named Bob", author James Bowen recalls the story of his friendship with a companion cat named Bob. Always honest and humble, the author's voice stands out against other autobiographers as he describes his personal battles with poverty, music career, and drug addiction recovery. Bowen makes it clear throughout the entire book that he never wants to blame anyone else for his dire situations. The gratitude the author feels towards his supporters is fervently palpable. It was a breath of fresh air to read about someone's life in such a straightforward and humorous way.
Animal lovers will appreciate the way Bowen recounts finding a stray ginger cat and nursing him back to health, as well as how he details the personality quirks unique to Bob. Always affectionate towards people, Bob enjoys riding on James Bowen's shoulder like a parrot, travelling on the public bus, and watching horse racing on TV.
"A Street Cat Named Bob" is a short, straightforward, and unique read. Many people would be able to enjoy this book, not limited to animal or cat lovers. Bowen's writing style is so honest and clear that it is an art form in itself.