A witty and winsome new way of looking at the complex relationship between cats and people: through the eyes of one erudite and attentive Italian gatto.

We live on a planet infested with humans. They are a pernicious species, yet undeniably clever and capable—even if the reasons behind their actions are often incomprehensible to us felines.

But while it is true that there have never been so many primates on Earth, in reality, they are quite simple to teach using well-practiced domestication techniques, such as loud vocalizations, strategic nighttime alarms, and selective displays of affection.

And if you choose your specimen carefully, you’ll find that it can be completely tamed, and you'll end up with the best, most faithful companion you could possibly wish for.

Andrea Ferolla’s elegant illustrations make this helpful guide a feast of fancies for the eyes—the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.

Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor


About the author(s)

Barbara Capponi, aka Babas, worked in one of the most important international advertising agencies for years. She has been a full-time artist since 2014. She lives in Milan, Italy.

Andrea Ferolla is an illustrator celebrated for his chic, charming, timelessly romantic painting and drawings. He co-founded the Ferolla Reina creative agency and is the art director of luxury goods courses at the European Institute of Design of Milan.

Katherine Gregor translates from Italian and French. Recent credits include Caroline Lamarche’s The Memory of the Air and Oriana Ramunno’s Ashes in the Snow.

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