A heartfelt, funny memoir about how a kitten rescue project changed one cynic’s life…
Journalist Heather Green was finally putting down roots: in shiny, buzzing Manhattan. She loved her work and threw herself into sixty-hour weeks—once walking into a subway pole, getting a concussion, and still going to the office. Her new boyfriend Matt lived across the river in a New Jersey town that had none of the glamour of New York. She liked Matt—a lot—yet she wasn’t sure what to make of weekends in gritty, dilapidated Union City.
But things changed the summer morning Heather discovered a beautiful stray cat and her three black-and-white kittens in Matt’s neighbor’s backyard. When she made eye contact with one of the kittens, she felt something she’d never felt before. She and Matt had to save the little animals. Because if they didn’t, who would?
The crazy world of cat rescue soon drew Heather in. As she and Matt worked together to figure out how to trap, tame, and find homes for their foundlings, she began to question the life she had back in Manhattan. This is the story of how three furry beings taught one woman about love, community, and what truly matters in life.
“"Combining her tale of rescue with stories of people who save feral cats, Green shows readers the transforming powers of patience and commitment." —Publisher's Weekly "Beautifully and honestly told, this book is sure to resonate with anyone whose life has been affected by loving cats."—The Conscious Cat With Ingrid King "The story is a lovely blend of information about Green’s life, her relationship with Matt, her growing attachment to the kittens (and their mama), and her growing attachment to the eclectic community and its residents. Cat lovers and cat rescuers will love this story, but you don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy the book."—ShelterMe.tv”