Book Reviews of My Cat Spit McGee

My Cat Spit McGee
My Cat Spit McGee
Author: Willie Morris
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ISBN-13: 9780375706936
ISBN-10: 0375706933
Publication Date: 11/14/2000
Pages: 160
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I read this all in one day--interested especially because my husband was a cat hater, who had to promise to always let me keep a cat as a condition for my agreeing to marry him. The cat I had when we married sort of "tamed" him in much the same way that Spit did William Morris. Now, many, many years later, our current two cats love him so much he has to spend several minutes petting them every night before bed or they act disappointed.

The first two chapters are:
Always a Dog Man, and
How I Hated Cats

The author had other intriguing cats as well as Spit and came to realize how different cats can be from one another, even when blood relatives. There are many interesting observations and anecdotes in this book. It also made me cry a few times, but I was happy to find that Spit McGee was still alive at the end of it.

By the way, he was wrong about one thing: It is not white cats with one gold and one blue eye who are likely to be deaf, but white cats with two blue eyes often are.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my all time favorite books. I've read it many times and enjoy it more each time I read it.
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Helpful Score: 3
A tendancy toward big words, but obvioulsy just as smitten with his cat(s) as any of us practicing regular speech. I fell in love with Rivers, Spit, Mamie, Harper and Bessie as well.
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Helpful Score: 3
Morris's inimitable style - this time about his mid-life discovery of cats and what makes them so special. Good reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
The late Willie Morris' sequel to MY DOG SKIP. Morris is a cat hater from childhood and marries a cat lover. He learns to respect and love the wonderful white cat with one blue eye and one golden eye named after a chidhood friend, Spit McGee. Ever the writer, Morris does research on cats and "interviews" friends and cat lovers about cat behavior. 4.5 stars
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Helpful Score: 2
Even confirmed 'dog people' will like this book; I did.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed the book very much!

I did need to use the dictionary occasionally, since the author used at least one 'big' word per chapter that I, as a non-author/writer had never heard of before.

I laughed at the cat & human antics and got teary-eyed at a few sad places too.
Highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a fun book by the man who wrote 'My Dog Skip'. I love animal stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a cat lover and I loved this book. Made me smile all the way through. Great read.
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I found it lightweight and devoid of content and interest except here and there throughout the text. the author appears to have ridden the wave of a more successful book which he refers to often. I was disappointed as I enjoy a wide range of books about animals in general or in particular. I did finish it, but probably wouldn't have if it hadn't been so short. His message is easy to condense. He didn't like cats, then he came, almost by accident and certainly because of a new love interest of his own, to like this one enormously, maybe because it seemed dog like.