Clever, Curious and Caring—We’re Talking about Our Cats

New Chicken Soup for the Soul collection explores that unique human–animal bond; royalties from book sales to benefit American Humane

COS COB, Conn. – How do cats do it? Somehow, they brighten our days, act as our therapists, and become our best friends—without saying a word. They’re surprisingly clever, comically curious, and truly caring, too. They show us how to live in the moment, find our inner strength, and be the best versions of our human selves. If we rescued them, from a shelter or from our back yards, they rescue us back. And their playfulness and antics can make us smile, even on our darkest days.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Clever, Curious, Caring Cat (Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC; Amy Newmark; Sept. 14, 2021, 978-1-611590791, $14.95) contains 101 stories about the benefits of living with a cat, plus more, because we learn so much from our feline family members. “It’s remarkable how much cats add to their human family members’ lives,” says Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “Our writers report on how their cats helped them improve their relationships, acted as natural therapists, and showed them how to overcome their own challenges. They learned how to be better people through the examples of their cats’ loyalty, intuition, resilience, and kindness.”

As always, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s editors have come up with a fun and entertaining read, with the stories organized into nine chapters: Who’s in Charge Here?; Four-Legged Therapists; Cat Sense; Miracles Happen; Life Lessons from the Cat; Cat-astrophes; We Are Family; I Knead You; and My Very Good, Very Bad Cat. From longtime “cat people” to those who are just thinking about it, readers of this new collection of stories from the iconic publisher will come away with a new perspective on cats, and a great appreciation of their many talents.

As always, Chicken Soup for the Soul is donating royalties from this book and its companion book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog, to American Humane. This is the sixth pair of books about dogs and cats that Chicken Soup for the Soul has published with royalties earmarked for American Humane. This is part of the company’s widespread support for animal shelters and pet adoption, including the donation of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food to shelters across the country.

In keeping with Chicken Soup for the Soul’s support for pet adoption and shelters, the 101 stories chosen for the book from thousands of submissions have a message, too. Many of them feature rescued cats, including black cats and senior cats, the categories often left behind at shelters. It’s part of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s mission to make people think “shelter first” when they’re considering adding a new pet to their families.

101 inspiring stories about some very special cats—and support for a great cause, too. After reading this new collection, you may find yourself heading to the shelter to add another feline friend to your household!


Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, the phrase “chicken soup for the soul” is known worldwide and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 28 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month. It has also evolved beyond the bookstore, with a podcast, education programs, dog and cat food, licensed products, and video, television and movies through its subsidiary, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.


For a review copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Clever, Curious, Caring Cat or an interview with Amy Newmark or one of the contributors:


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