The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One

The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One


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  1. Aunty Janet Aunty Janet says:

    I found this book utterly inspiring I read it with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, on the day I got it I simply had to finish it before I went to sleep.The book follows on from A street cat named Bob , and continues the story about James life with the cat who just refused to leave James side The book is harrowing at times and gives a real insight into life on the streets and the survival of some of society s most vulnerable people.There are smiles too and Bob is, of course, ado I found this book utterly inspiring I read it with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, on the day I got it I simply had to finish it before I went to sleep.The book follows on from A street cat named Bob , and continues the story about James life with the cat who just refused to leave James side The book is harrowing at times and gives a real insight into life on the streets and the survival of some of society s most vulnerable people.There are smiles too and Bob is, of course, adorable Nevertheless, James is an absolute inspiration He makes no effort to hide the fact that this book is ghost written, but his story again moved me to tears


  2. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    Tell me, who can resist this ginger cat wearing a scarf I know I can t I actually bought this book a few months ago and forgot that I had, it somehow got mixed in with a pile of already read books in my book room Yeah, yeah, I have a whole room in my house just for books, with shelves lining the walls and back to back in the middle of the room Things get lost in there, even with most of it being in alphabetical order I m glad this book didn t stay hidden for too long I really don t get much Tell me, who can resist this ginger cat wearing a scarf I know I can t I actually bought this book a few months ago and forgot that I had, it somehow got mixed in with a pile of already read books in my book room Yeah, yeah, I have a whole room in my house just for books, with shelves lining the walls and back to back in the middle of the room Things get lost in there, even with most of it being in alphabetical order I m glad this book didn t stay hidden for too long I really don t get much reading time during this cycle of work, often I just drag myself home, sleep, then get up and get ready to do it sll over again Even if I was snatching just s chapter before my eyes closed, I was lucky Still, I had this afternoon off, so I cleaned the house can t read in a dirty house and settled in.What I found was the same love I discovered in the first book I still can t understand how anyone can think this guy doesn t care for his cat he checks him over, plays with him, and most importantly, he loves him As James says, no cat does what it doesn t want to do, it s against their nature Bob seems like one loved and spoiled kitty to me I enjoyed the writing very much This book isn t just about Bob, but James too and their relationship There are some hard hitting issues here, especially when that man collapses in James apartment building This isn t a story of rainbows and butterflies, but of true struggle and human emotion.My only wish was that the book hadpictures of Bob in scarves Other than that, go out and snag yourself a copy of this book or the first, you won t be disappointed


  3. Li& Li& says:

    Fantastic No matter who you are, everyone can enjoy the story about James and Bob As I sit here reading this book about Bob the cat, one of my cats, Duncan, sits on the bottom of my recliner happily purring while I scratch his back with my toes Even other cats love James and Bob And why not After becoming a parent to Bob in the previous book, A Street Cat Named Bob How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets, James now realizes that,Parenthood is all about anxiety whether it is fre Fantastic No matter who you are, everyone can enjoy the story about James and Bob As I sit here reading this book about Bob the cat, one of my cats, Duncan, sits on the bottom of my recliner happily purring while I scratch his back with my toes Even other cats love James and Bob And why not After becoming a parent to Bob in the previous book, A Street Cat Named Bob How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets, James now realizes that,Parenthood is all about anxiety whether it is fretting over his health, watching out for him when we are on the streets, and simply making sure he is warm and well fed Parenthood also brings with it a lot of laughterThere are many, many moments of never a dull moment Hilarious and touching, it also has some serious hair raising moments, too I m saving the next in this series, A Gift from Bob How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas, to read this Christmas season I absolutely love James and Bob


  4. Anna Kļaviņa Anna Kļaviņa says:

    18 chapters epilogue, and illustrations It was such an amazing book just like the A Street Cat Named Bob I hope James writes a third book You don t have to read the first book to understand what is going on in this one In 2007, James was a recovering heroin addict when he found an injured tom cat Noticing that the cat is without an owner he took him home and nursed him back to health Since then James and Bob the cat are the best friends In his second book James tells about his experi 18 chapters epilogue, and illustrations It was such an amazing book just like the A Street Cat Named Bob I hope James writes a third book You don t have to read the first book to understand what is going on in this one In 2007, James was a recovering heroin addict when he found an injured tom cat Noticing that the cat is without an owner he took him home and nursed him back to health Since then James and Bob the cat are the best friends In his second book James tells about his experience working on the streets in London and how he and Bob meets nice and not so nice people, having fun together and caring for each other And what I like from this book, is that James not only shares the good Bob in his life with the readers but also writes about the bad ex drug addict, physical mental health, homelessness issues.James, of course, also tells how he was approached by Ms Pachnos, an literary agent It was interesting what was going on when he and Bob wrote A Street Cat Named Bob


  5. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    You do not need to have read the first book to read this book, however you should because they are both amazing I like how honest this book is, nothing is sugarcoated, there was times where I had to have a good cry I won t give anything away here but there is some really eye opening parts in this book in relation to drug usage It s so good to see that James has put all this behind him.The world according to Bob is a very easy read, the sort of book that you can easily read a few pages of and You do not need to have read the first book to read this book, however you should because they are both amazing I like how honest this book is, nothing is sugarcoated, there was times where I had to have a good cry I won t give anything away here but there is some really eye opening parts in this book in relation to drug usage It s so good to see that James has put all this behind him.The world according to Bob is a very easy read, the sort of book that you can easily read a few pages of and then pick up later and not be lost at all Likewise it also reads well if you do sit and read a huge chunk of it at once, and if you have the spare time you will probably struggle to put it down.I loved hearingabout Bob in this book He is truly a fascinating cat who made me laugh out loud multiple times while I read this book What a character I sincerely hope there will be a third book as I am desperate to readabout Bob and James


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    This follow up to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob is slower to get going, but is highly enjoyable nonetheless Whereas the original Bob book was captivating from the off not least because it showed how Bob was a most unusual cat getting on the bus with James and so on here the observations aremundane, detailing Bob behaving in ways that many cats do The recognition is pleasing, but little , and for the first third of the book I feared this was going to prove a disappoin This follow up to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob is slower to get going, but is highly enjoyable nonetheless Whereas the original Bob book was captivating from the off not least because it showed how Bob was a most unusual cat getting on the bus with James and so on here the observations aremundane, detailing Bob behaving in ways that many cats do The recognition is pleasing, but little , and for the first third of the book I feared this was going to prove a disappointing follow up, especially because, as before, I found the writing style clunky and the editing poor I don t hold James responsible for this the book is ghost written James tells us as much himself, in the appendix but surely, after all the success of the first book, his publishers could have invested in a professional copy editor to cut the repetitions in this second tome However, as I read on, again I found myself compelled to put my niggles about style to one side, as I became increasingly drawn into the story of James and his feline friend, and at the end I closed the book with a sense of satisfaction and pleasure As well as showing how easy it is for people to slip through the net and end up on the streets in the first place, what struck me particularly was the sense this second book gave of James as a character in spite of a tough childhood, he doesn t descend into blame and recrimination, but takes responsibility for his shortcomings, including his past heroine addiction Thus what might on the surface seem a simple story about one man and his cat is actually ratherthan that, providing an uplifting example of how it s possible to turn one s life around if one has the right mindset James emotional maturity is inspiring and is, I d venture to suggest, one of the reasons the books have touched so many people around the world it s not just Bob we re fans of, but James too


  7. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    I have enjoyed reading this book and the first book of James s and Bob s life together I couldn t put it down as I found it very interesting It made me sad at times and I cried and at some passages in the book I laughed out laud Its incredible how James and Bob the ginger cat met and bonded so deeply that they saved each others lives In the book James is talking about openly and honestly about his dark days of his past, about his drug addiction and struggle to get clean, about his relationsh I have enjoyed reading this book and the first book of James s and Bob s life together I couldn t put it down as I found it very interesting It made me sad at times and I cried and at some passages in the book I laughed out laud Its incredible how James and Bob the ginger cat met and bonded so deeply that they saved each others lives In the book James is talking about openly and honestly about his dark days of his past, about his drug addiction and struggle to get clean, about his relationship with his family and few friends, his days living on the streets etc It opened my eyes what live is like for homeless people and how hard it is to live like this But what I have most enjoyed reading about was when James was talking about his everyday live with him and Bob and what was like for them to work on the streets of London and how their life turned around in a positive way I also saw him once near Neal Street in London walking with Bob on his shoulders It was such an unusual sight which I will never forget This is a real life story of hope, love and determinationJames and Bob s story is fascinating and I truly believe that their destiny was to meet one another and inspire others to be kinder,loving and understanding not only to homeless people but to animals and each other God bless you James and Bob


  8. Maja Maja says:

    Another great story about Bob This book made me smile And at the end I had tears in my eyes because of the happy ending It s an emotional and touching personal story I ve read three books about these incredible friendship between James and Bob, and I really liked it.


  9. Gavin Felgate Gavin Felgate says:

    This is the sequel to last year s popular book, A Street Cat Named Bob, in which James Bowen talked about how the stray cat he found helped him turn his life around and quit his drug addiction I first found out about this book in a magazine that, somewhat unfairly, slammed the book before it had even been published.This book picks up where the original left off and tells of James and Bobs lives up until March 2012, when A Street Cat Named Bob was first sold in the shops It felt a bitlik This is the sequel to last year s popular book, A Street Cat Named Bob, in which James Bowen talked about how the stray cat he found helped him turn his life around and quit his drug addiction I first found out about this book in a magazine that, somewhat unfairly, slammed the book before it had even been published.This book picks up where the original left off and tells of James and Bobs lives up until March 2012, when A Street Cat Named Bob was first sold in the shops It felt a bitlike a series of anecdotes than the last one, as each chapter takes a separate subject, mostly talking about what James likes about Bob and bizarre things that have happened to them for example, in one entertaining chapter, Bob is at a friend s flat and James finds him out on the roof his attempts to get him back almost see him getting stuck himself The book does not forget about James past though, and the fifth chapter contains a harrowing account of an addict dying from a heroin overdose.Most of this book was enjoyable, although it did start with a recap of what happened in the previous book, for the benefit of anyone who didn t read it I found this a bit annoying as I was keen to read a new story about James and Bob I enjoyed most of the stories, though there were a few episodes about scrapes with authorities and particularly James getting into trouble about breaking rules while selling the Big Issue felt like the book was retreading old ground.When I started reading segments that were about the planning of James first book, I felt like the bottom of the barrel was being scraped I was reading a book about the writing of another book however, I found myself enjoying the account of a conversation with Sir Paul McCartney, and the day of James first book signing, where he worried that nobody would come to buy his book at one point he worries that he ll find most copies thrown in the bin Incidentally, when I came to buy this one on the first day of sale there was a queue around the block, showing that his fears were unfounded.Overall, this was a decent book and it is worth reading if you re a fan of the original however, I don t think there s much scope for a third Bob book


  10. April April says:

    I haven t readA Streetcat Named Bobbefore, though I d both heard and seen it among other books during trips to local supermarkets, it having been in the chart, and glimpsed an interview on TV one morning before study I don t usually usually there are some exceptions, of course purchase books I spot hovering on these shelves but luckily my younger sister took it upon herself to gift me something bookish for my birthday, and whilst strolling through WHSmith for something remotely April lo I haven t readA Streetcat Named Bobbefore, though I d both heard and seen it among other books during trips to local supermarkets, it having been in the chart, and glimpsed an interview on TV one morning before study I don t usually usually there are some exceptions, of course purchase books I spot hovering on these shelves but luckily my younger sister took it upon herself to gift me something bookish for my birthday, and whilst strolling through WHSmith for something remotely April looking, found one with a particular deciding quality a cat And so she bought me what I m presuming is the sequelThe World According To BobI was undeniably moved by the story of both James Bowen and Bob It s always touching to read telling stories of how great an impact animals can have on our lives, especially for me our feline companions, and as a result I felt somewhat of a lump rising in my throat during the epilogue What is astounding is the companionship of these two damaged characters making their own way in the world together It was astonishing how deep a bond they both shared, and it moved me in quite a lovely and powerful way I also appreciate how honest the author was with regards to his feelings and past


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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and his Street-wise Cat [Reading] ➸ The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and his Street-wise Cat ➮ James Bowen – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing through new stories how Bob s extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning The sequel to the According to PDF/EPUB ì bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing through new stories how Bob s extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, The World MOBI :å trust and happiness Since Bob has appeared, I ve made huge strides in my life For than a decade I was a homeless drug addict I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important World According to PDF/EPUB ê in life Now I ve got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I m still stepping unsteadily into the future I still need help in the right direction Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob s help, has begun to find his way back to the real world Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend s eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust and the meaning of happiness In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life threatening danger As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he s taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he s learnt from his street wise cat.

    The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One is always there to offer guidance and friendship James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob s help, has begun to find his way back to the real world Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend s eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust and the meaning of happiness In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life threatening danger As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he s taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he s learnt from his street wise cat."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 286 pages
  • The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and his Street-wise Cat
  • James Bowen
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 1444777556

About the Author: James Bowen

Librarian Note There isthan According to PDF/EPUB ì one author in the Goodreads database with this nameJames Bowen is an author and musician currently based in London He is author of A Street Cat Named Bob, which tells his life The World MOBI :å storyJames Bowen was born in Surrey in Following his parents divorce, he moved to Australia with his mother and stepfather Home life was tense and, because the family moved frequently, James was unsettled at school He World According to PDF/EPUB ê was frequently bullied, and began sniffing glue while still in education, becoming a self confessed tearaway kid who would later be diagnosed with ADHD, schizophrenia and manic depression In he returned to the UK and lived with his half sister, but this arrangement did not last in time, he became homeless and began sleeping on the streets From this point, James spent almost years either sleeping rough or staying briefly in charity run shelters it was during this time that he began to use heroin in an attempt to escape the realities of homelessnessIn Spring , James was enrolled on a methadone programme, busking in Covent Garden, and living in sheltered accommodation in Tottenham One evening he returned home to find a ginger cat in the hallway of his building assuming it belonged to another resident, he simply returned to his flat When the cat was still there the following day, and the day after that, James became concerned and discovered the cat was wearing no collar or ID tag, and had an infected wound on his leg James checked with other residents to see if the stray belonged to any of them, and when none of them claimed ownership of the animal James decided to help the cat himselfHe took the cat to a nearby veterinary surgery run by an animal charity, which provided antibiotics to treat the infected wound In order to make sure he received the full two week course of medication, James decided to take him in for a time while he continued to look for the stray s owner When he couldn t find any information, he released the cat back on to the street, hoping he d find his own way home Instead, he began to follow James around, even following him onto the bus when he left to go busking Concerned that the cat had nowhere else to go, James took him in on a permanent basis, naming him Bob after a character from the television drama Twin Peaks Since Bob seemed keen to accompany James to work, he constructed a harness from shoelaces and began to bring him along to his regular spots in Covent Garden and Piccadilly, travelling in the window seat of the number bus The public reaction was positive and the pair became popular, their visibility increasing still further when James began selling the Big Issue Soon the public began uploading videos of James and Bob to YouTube, and tourists from across the world would visit Covent Garden to see them During this time, James decided to withdraw the methadone treatment he credits his success to Bob, saying I believe it came down to this little man He came and asked me for help, and he needed methan I needed to abuse my own body He is what I wake up for every day now he s definitely given me the right direction to live my life In time, James and Bob s public appearances attracted the attention of Mary Pachnos, the literary agent responsible for the UK rights to John Grogan s Marley and Me, who secured the pair a book deal with the publishers Hodder Stoughton after she heard their story The book was co written by Garry Jenkins, and since its publication has sold over , copies, been translated into languages and spent over weeks at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list in both its hardback and paperback formatAs of November , two further books were at the planning stage a follow up to A Street Cat Named Bob, and a version of the book for children.