A Cat Lover Dream Team: Jackson Galaxy & Gwen Cooper at Strand Books NYC

Those who are furriend with me on Facebook (it is still time to add me!) may have seen that my human attended an event at Strand Books in the place called Manhattan, last Tuesday: a talk between Jackson Galaxy and Gwen Cooper.

[For those wondering, the kitty on the left is NOT Gwen Cooper. I don’t know who the kitty is.]

So I wish I could have been there of course! But having my human go was the next best thing! She had Jackson Galaxy’s book signed to me and she took some pics and notes.

There was a large audience and not enough chairs for everyone. Also it was really hot this day. It was the day before we started having a lot of rain and cold temperatures again.

When Jackson Galaxy and Gwen Cooper arrived, they were welcomed with a big warm wave of applause!

They, of course, talked cats! Gwen Cooper was playing the interviewer and Jackson Galaxy was answering. What did they talked about?

  • How Jackson Galaxy came to be working with cats:
    He said that he loved all animals and when he started working in shelters, it wasn’t about dedicating himself to cats specifically, but cats were all over him (hey, they knew! ;-), so that’s how it all started.
  • On the mystery of cats:
    He totally believes in cats having and keeping a part of mystery.
  • On shelters:
    Things are changing a bit and there are less killings, but he also talked about some kind of “entrenchment” in some shelters. For example, he said that when he was suggesting some changes in some shelters, they would not consider thinking about it, because that’s just not the way they’ve been used to functioning.
  • On cat daddies:
    Here too, things are changing. The image of having a cat being unmanly is slowly starting to change. When Jackson Galaxy asked how many were in the audience, about 20 men raised their hands. He mentioned this kind of meeting used to be 90% women.
  • On cats “exterminating” birds:
    He said the numbers given by those accusing cats of mass-murdering birds were just not realistic, cats cannot kill so many (billions) of birds!

Those are some of the points that were discussed. The audience could also ask questions, but general ones, no personal questions on everyone’s kitty. The entire discussion lasted about an hour.

My human said both Jackson Galaxy and Gwen Cooper seemed very nice as humans (apparently it is important to her too – if she says so!).

Here are some pictures of the both of them. At the end of the post are links to their books!

Jackson Galaxy, Gwen Cooper, Strand Books

Jackson Galaxy, Gwen Cooper, Strand Books

Jackson Galaxy, Gwen Cooper, Strand Books

37 thoughts on “A Cat Lover Dream Team: Jackson Galaxy & Gwen Cooper at Strand Books NYC

    • Hiya Sundae!
      My human recently finished reading “Love Saves the Day” and she loved it! She (and I too) thinks your Mom would like it too. A lovely novel, partly told by a cat called Prudence.
      Now we have to read Jackson Galaxy’s book (which we haven’t read yet!!) too. I love watching My Cat from Hell with my human on TV.

    • She really did!
      And despite the fact that it was about 80F, no AC, humid as NYC can be, she had rushed from her job to arrive in time and she had no chair. Humans can’t help but complain about the little things, can they? ;-)
      Seriously, she was really glad to be able to attend!

  1. J’avais adoré le précédent livre de Gwen Cooper, “L’odyssée d’Homère” C’est un des plus beaux livres que j’ai lu sur les chats. J’espère bientôt trouver Loves save the days en France. je vais chercher aussi celui de jackson Galaxy.
    merci pour ces conseils de lecture.

    • Mon humaine a adoré “Love Saves the Day” !
      Elle le recommande a tous les humains qu’elle croise ces jours-ci ;-)

  2. Dad read “Love Saves the Day” to us and promised “Homer’s Odyssey” soon. Jacksons book is really pretty interesting, if you like hearing about hoomans, as you would never imagine the long road this guy has been on to get where he is. You have one lucky Mom to have seen these two “Alive Livin and Breathin”
    Timmy T
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    We adore Gwen Cooper – what a lady! and such a perceptive writer. Loves Saves the Day broke mum’s heart (she still cries now…) and Homer’s Odyssey is FULL of so many genuine and true things about cats, and love, and the fact Blind Cats totally Rock!!

    Mum must find a book by Jackson Galaxy, she feels he’s famous – right?!?!?! (we don’t have TV!) she can add it to the next @StreetCatBob book coming out soon!
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  4. My human would LOVE to see both Jackson Galaxy and Gwen Cooper in the same room! Your human is lucky. Gwen Cooper is coming out to Los Angeles on her book tour in August and my human plans to see her then. Jackson, my human has known for years, and he is every bit as nice and genuine as he appears on his TV show – maybe even mores.
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  5. Oh I just bet your human enjoyed that a whole lot…..! Way cool that you now have a pawtographed copy of Cat Daddy’s book………

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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