Review and giveaway: Celebrity Cat Names by Christina Hamilton

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Let’s face it, we’re a celebrity obsessed culture, and that obsession extends to celebrity pets as well. If you enjoy following celebrities, and if you’ve ever wondered about famous cat lovers and their beloved cats, you’ll enjoy Celebrity Cat Names.

From the publisher:

Celebrity stories from Cleopatra to Beyoncé revealed through their cats. From the legend of Prophet Mhammed’s Muezza to the tragic story of Kim Kardashian’s Mercy; from Thomas Hardy’s Kiddleywinkempoops to Big Bang Theory Sheldon’s scientist cats. A diverse mixture of fun facts about historical and contemporary celebrities, chock full of gorgeous cat photos, quotes and tales, Celebrity Cat Names is purrfect for everyone who loves cats.

* Who named all his cats Sam?

* What is the truth, exactly, about Isaac Newton’s invention of the cat flap?

* Which American rapper called his cats Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra?

* Which famous author called cats love sponges?

Celebrity Cats answers these questions, and more. One of my favorite passages was the story of Albert Einstein’s cat Cordula, who became his constant companion after his wife died, and who may have inspired Einstein’s famous quote “the only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats.” I also enjoyed learning more about the cats in John Lennon’s life. I knew he was a cat lover, but I didn’t know that he was owned and loved by a total of 17 cats over the course of his much too short life. And I couldn’t help but laugh at the names of Frank Zappa’s cats, Gorgonzola, Redunzel, and Markmoff – but I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising, considering that he named his kids Moon Unit and Dweezil!

The publisher has offered up two copies of this book for two lucky winners.

To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win Celebrity Cat Names. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared (no need to post the link to your share). This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States, and ends Friday February 21. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

Celebrity Cat Names is available for purchase from Amazon, or directly from Blackbird Digital Books.

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

25 Comments on Review and giveaway: Celebrity Cat Names by Christina Hamilton

  1. Kim K
    May 1, 2013 at 7:17 am (6 years ago)

    Outstanding site. Lots of practical information here. Now i’m giving this with a pals ans likewise sharing within yummy. And indeed, thank you on your own perspire!

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  2. Bill
    February 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Our cat Mithu is named for being “sweet and salty”(her personality is such) – it’s from East Indian language meaning the same … I would love to win the book for my girl-friend who loves books and we love cats BIG time!

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  3. Linda
    February 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm (6 years ago)

    I love cat trivia!!!

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  4. Traci Dorman
    February 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm (6 years ago)

    shared on Facebook 🙂

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  5. Traci Dorman
    February 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm (6 years ago)

    On behalf of my current and past foster cats, Joplin, Marley, Jagger, Baby Gaga and many other rescues at North Texas Cat Rescue, would love to win copies of the book. Thanks.

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  6. Lynda
    February 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Saw this on the LAPCATS Facebook page (above). I love trivia and I love cats. I volunteer at the County shelter and for LAPCATS feline rescue, and I foster cats for both. My house is always full of kitties (I have 2 of my own and 6 outside strays/ferals). I am always more likely to read a book that involves cats, and a cat trivia book would be the perfect choice for me. I would love to read this book.

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  7. Debbie
    February 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m going to post your Celebrity Cat Names book giveaway on our LAPCATS Facebook page.

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  8. Debbie
    February 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm (6 years ago)

    We’re always looking for different names to draw attention to our shelter cats. Celebrity Cat Names would give us lots of ideas and maybe even some inspiration for short bios on Petfinder. I would love to have this book as a resource! (Can’t get too much inspiration, can we? :-)).

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  9. Ihrielle
    February 18, 2013 at 10:31 am (6 years ago)

    My cats are obsessed with becoming celebrities over night and, since they cannot succede on their own, they count on me to make their dream come true. Of course, they don’t really expect me to be a celebrity, but they would love to hear me reading them about those who are 🙂

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  10. Michelle
    February 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm (6 years ago)

    I want to win this book because I want the answers to the questions.

    * Who named all his cats Sam?

    * What is the truth, exactly, about Isaac Newton’s invention of the cat flap?

    * Which American rapper called his cats Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra?

    * Which famous author called cats love sponges?

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  11. Renee G
    February 16, 2013 at 12:20 am (6 years ago)

    I’d love to win this book – because I love hearing the inside scoop on people’s pets.

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  12. Cynthia Southern
    February 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I shared on Pinterest in the cats album.

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  13. Cynthia Southern
    February 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I would like to win this book as it sounds like it has wonderful cat trivia in it. I would like to read more about Einstein’s cat named Cordula.

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  14. Julia Williams
    February 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm (6 years ago)

    I don’t really consider myself to be “celebrity obsessed.” However, I do enjoy hearing about celebrities who love cats, so this book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the nice review!

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  15. Bernadette
    February 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm (6 years ago)

    I have to admit, when I read the title, not caring much for celebrities, I only read the post because you wrote it, but the book sounds absolutely fascinating including all the stories you mention! Don’t enter me, I’ll get one.

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  16. Kyle S.
    February 15, 2013 at 9:50 am (6 years ago)

    Wow! This book looks very interesting! I would love to read all of these interesting celeb-and-cat related stories!

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  17. Betty Wells
    February 15, 2013 at 9:14 am (6 years ago)

    I love to read and collect anything and everything with cats on it, so this would be especially great to win.

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  18. Gail
    February 15, 2013 at 8:44 am (6 years ago)

    I love books! This would be great to add to my collection.

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  19. caren gittleman
    February 15, 2013 at 8:40 am (6 years ago)

    Obviously don’t enter me because as you know I reviewed it too but we weren’t lucky enough to have a give-away…Darn! Great review! xoxo

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  20. Sarah Lynnae
    February 15, 2013 at 6:28 am (6 years ago)

    Shared on Google+!

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  21. Sarah Lynnae
    February 15, 2013 at 6:28 am (6 years ago)

    Shared on Twitter! @kerendith

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  22. Sarah Lynnae
    February 15, 2013 at 6:27 am (6 years ago)

    Neat! I would like to win because the book sounds fun, because it will give me more ammunition to annoy one of my friend who isn’t a pet person, and because I’ll be able to tell my kitties all about Einstein’s cat. [Grins.]

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    • Jennifer Aggio
      February 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm (6 years ago)

      I would like to win because I think it would be fantastic and fun to read, as well as help me to come up with unique new names for my feral cats!

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