Book Review: Careers for Your Cat by Ann Dziemianowicz


Have you ever wished that your feline companions would get off the couch and contribute to your household budget?  Careers for Your Cat explores what might happen if your feline charges were to join the workforce.  Help your kitty take the Meowers-Briggs Personality Quiz, which is designed to provide an accurate self-assessment of your cat’s personality type.   Is she friendly or reserved?  Whimsical or serious?  Self-effacing or self-confident?   Knowing the answers to those questions will help your cat find a career path which will help him utilize his full potential.  Dziemianowics describes thirty-four career choices ranging from opera singer to landscape architect to marine biologist.  The book includes a section of tips for acing that all important job interview, highlighting such important hints as “keep your tail high,” “do not sit in your interviewer’s lap,” and “do not play with objects on the interviewer’s desk.”

Illustrated with utterly charming drawings by Ann Boyajian that made me smile and occasionally laugh out loud, this little book is a delightful, tongue-in-cheek fantasy of what the world would look like if cats were to head out into the nine to five world and leave their humans at home to relax and take those well-deserved cat naps.

Ann Dziemianowicz is a writer and feline career counselor who is dedicated to helping cats land their dream jobs. She lives with her husband in New Jersey.

Ann Boyajian is a former rock musician turned church choir director and book illustrator. She and her husband support two kitties in Massachusetts.

This book was sent to me by the publisher for review.

11 Comments on Book Review: Careers for Your Cat by Ann Dziemianowicz

  1. Ingrid
    September 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm (10 years ago)

    I think you might be on to something, Danielle!

  2. Danielle Denhardt
    September 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm (10 years ago)

    I don’t need my 5 to get jobs… I’d settle for them scooping the litter and doing the laundry!

  3. Milo and Alfie
    September 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Fank yoo so much for displaying our LIVESTRONG pic and for supporting Livestrong. We look forward to reading yoor “yellow” post.

    Love, Peace and Cats.

  4. Ingrid
    September 19, 2010 at 7:19 am (10 years ago)

    You’re welcome, Angie – hope you enjoy the book.

  5. Angie Bailey
    September 18, 2010 at 9:29 am (10 years ago)

    This sounds like such a great book…right up my alley! Thanks for the review 🙂

  6. Ingrid
    September 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm (10 years ago)

    My pleasure, Ann.

  7. Ann Dziemianowicz
    September 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Aww! Thanks so much for featuring my book. So glad that you liked it 🙂

  8. Ingrid
    September 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Ace and Layla, sounds like there’s a need for a second edition!

    Max, isn’t the cover drawing cute? Hope you enjoy the book.

  9. Max the Quilt Cat
    September 17, 2010 at 10:56 am (10 years ago)

    Sounds like a great book. I love the drawings on the cover. Thanks for reading it for us. I’ll check it out.

  10. Layla Morgan Wilde
    September 17, 2010 at 10:48 am (10 years ago)

    Did they include Zen master, Reiki healer, fortune teller or professional hand warmer?

  11. Ace
    September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am (10 years ago)

    This is really cute.
    I know my Cee Cee cat would be a Society Matron.
    However (shakes head sadly), my Big Bad Baby Twinkle already IS a Gangstah Cat, and refuses to follow a more respectable line of work.


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