Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review: I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
By: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 978-1-4521-1058-5


As a life-long cat lover, I have a weakness for any and all things feline-related, so when I stumbled across the cover of this slim volume on Pinterest, featuring an adorable feline author, I knew I had to read it. I mean we all know if any animal is going to be an author, if any animal has something worth saying, something the whole world needs to hear, its going to be cats, right? *wink*

"Collected" by Francesco Marciuliano (who, I am now convinced, is a genius), this book is divided into four chapters containing poetically profound feline ruminations on Family, Work, Play, and Existence. Personal favorites include "This Is My Chair" ("Everywhere is my place to sleep / Perhaps you should just get a hotel room"), "Tripped" ("I'm sorry I tripped you on hard cement / But some men paid me five grand to kill you"), and "Elegy for a Toy I Broke" ("I can't believe what a cheap piece of crap you were / Seriously, I hardly touched you before you broke") -- every last one of them absolute gems of feline wisdom!

The perfect, laugh-out-loud funny gift for yourself (if you're like me, haha) or the cat lover in your life, I Could Pee on This is an witty, funny gift book sprinkled with absolutely adorable photos. Highly recommended. And for those who prefer canines, Marciuliano is releasing a companion volume in June, I Could Chew on This, which promises to be just as hilarious!

About the book:

Sometimes "Meow" just doesn't quite get the point across...

In I Could Pee on This you'll find poems penned by cats that reveal their every desire, their every conflict, and their every moment of neurotic genius. You'll discover why cats do things like sit on your face before the sun comes up, help clean your bedside table with their tail, or confirm that there really are one thousand sheets in a toilet paper roll.


Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds fun. The cover cracks me up.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I have a serious case of permasmile right now.

Heather said...

this is hysterical!

Unknown said...

@Juju - This book has been known to cause permasmile, I can attest to that fact. ;)

@Heather - It is so cute! Enjoy!

Heidenkind said...

I gave my friend a birthday card once with a picture of a cat thinking, "Attack the stove, or pee on it?"

Unknown said...

@Tasha - Clearly both of those are equally viable options. ;)