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ISBN:0345448820
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
ISBN13: 978-0345448828
Title: The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart
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Language: English
Category: Biological Sciences
Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 29, 2002)
Pages: 288

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson



Personal Name: Masson, J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff), 1941-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The nine emotional lives of cats : a journey into the feline heart, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.

Masson theorizes that cats have nine emotions, & breaks the book up into corresponding chapters, which is fine. But after that it's just a series of observations about his cats. However, I checked the date of publication and was prompt "The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats," follows Jeffrey Moussaiff Masson as he adopts five cats and explores some of the psychological myths regarding cats such as aloofness, laziness, and inability to love. Some parts of this book are helpful and interesting like chapter four on "Attachment," others are downright ridiculous tack-ons from the previous chapter, like "Curiosity," and "Playfulness," but are enjoyable for the descriptive writing.

Masson delves deep into the secretive, playful world of cats, revealing emotions, debunking myths, and honoring the feline's evolution from solitary jungle creature to human companion. But at the core of this remarkable book are Masson's candid, often amusing observations of his own five cats

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson graciously offers us a glimpse into the mind and heart of our feline companions. As a former wildlife biologist, I find this exploration refreshing. Often, he qualifies his thoughts by writing "This is what I've heard. or "This is what I'd like to believe. I enjoyed the author's openess and willingness to let us in on what he really wants to believe while mixing in scientific fact. It was a balanced weaving of both. I had the opportunity to hear the author speak on his book tour and was moved by his insights

Provocative psychoanalyst Masson delves deep into the secretive, playful world of cats, revealing emotions, debunking myths, and honoring the feline's evolution from solitary jungle creature to human companion. But at the core of this remarkable book are Masson’s candid, often amusing observations of his own five cats.

A Journey Into the Feline Heart. By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Category: Science Pets Psychology. AN AFFECTIONATE, COMPLETELY ENGAGING BOOK full of new insights into the emotional lives of cats. Of course, all cats are interesting, but Masson’s five felines seem particularly so-and you don’t need to be a cat lover to enjoy them via these pages. ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS Bestselling author of The Hidden Lives of Dogs and The Tribe of the Tiger. It is a rare pleasure to find a person who can enter the ‘deep and inscrutable’ feline psyche so lovingly and perceptively, and then return to enrich us with such coherent insight and understanding.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. An excerpt from The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats. Very different from that faithful animal the dog, whose sentiments are all directed to the person of his master, the cat appears only to feel for himself, to live conditionally, only to partake of society that he may abuse it. -Buffon. The frustrated woman in The New Yorker cartoon who asks the cat on her chair, Am I talking to myself? expects a laugh because the obvious answer is, Yes, you are, since cats have no interest in what we say to them

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats A Journey into the Feline Heart By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. But at the core of this remarkable book are Masson's candid, often amusing observations of his own five cats. Their mischievous behavior, aloofness, and affection provide a way to examine emotions from contentment to jealousy, from anger to love. This is the book that Masson's many fans and cat lovers everywhere have been waiting for. Jeffery Moussaieff Masson, Former Sanskrit scholar and projects director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, has written more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (born March 28, 1941 as Jeffrey Lloyd Masson) is an American author. Masson is best known for his conclusions about Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis. In his The Assault on Truth (1984), Masson argues that Freud may have abandoned his seduction theory because he feared that granting the truth of his female patients' claims (that they had been sexually abused) would hinder the acceptance of his psychoanalytic methods  . The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals. The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart. The Evolution of Fatherhood: A Celebration of Animal and Human Families. Slipping into Paradise: Why I live in New Zealand.

Author : Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Publisher : Random House Publishing Group. The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats will captivate readers with its surprises, offering a new perspective on the deep.

In the hugely popular New York Times bestseller, Dogs Never Lie About Love, provocative psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson brilliantly navigated the inner landscape of “man’s best friend.” Now he delves deep into the secretive, playful world of cats, revealing emotions, debunking myths, and honoring the feline’s evolution from solitary jungle creature to human companion. Drawing from literature, history, animal behavioral research, and the wonderful true stories of cat experts and cat lovers around the world, Jeffrey Masson vividly explores the delights and mysteries of the feline heart. But at the core of this remarkable book are Masson’s candid, often amusing observations of his own five cats. Their mischievousness, aloofness, and affection provide a way to examine emotions from contentment to jealousy, from anger to love. Consider the question: Are cats selfish? While human egocentricity is defined by how little a person cares about others, the cat’s narcissism is not like that at all. Cats may appear self-centered, but they watch us all the time, taking us in. They see us; they notice us–a far cry from vanity.Cats are curious, a trait that rarely kills them. On the contrary, it gives them the chance to assess, in their own idiosyncratic way, whether we are worthy of their attention. Cats are happy to be themselves. What they think of us is a different question entirely. “We need cats to need us,” notes Masson, “It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.”The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats will captivate readers with its surprises and insights, offering a new perspective on the deep connection shared by humans and their feline friends. This is the book that Masson’s many fans and cat lovers everywhere have been waiting for.
Reviews: 7
Silvermaster
Delightful and thought-provoking. Animal-human and animal-animal interactions are far deeper than we often give them credit, and this book explores the depth of relationships and feelings, and ways of animal communication. Us humans have a lot to learn. Masson in a previous life was a psychotherapist, and he brings his insights into his relationships with cats, providing us ailurophiles with information about how best to relate and behave with our cat companions.
Elildelm
Like Masson's writings about Freud better.
Visonima
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Gelgen
Wonderfully perceptive about the feline mind.
Ichalote
Love cats, interesting book.
Alianyau
Good insight into one of my favorite animals; we have many, but I found the stories quite charming and informative. I didn't realize a cat would walk on or near a beach, much less follow someone to it.

What varied personalities they have. :)
Munimand
A writers diary about his warm relationship with his family of cats. Very insightful, and very agreeable to read. Cat lovers and non cat lovers alike will benefit. .
A great insight into the mysterious nature of cats. I live with three so I especially love this new found knowledge.