Thorndike Press

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

  • Abigail Tucker
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495663
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495662
  • DDC: 636.8
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 426 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017

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Features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres — including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction.



Witty, intelligent, and always curious, Abigail Tucker takes us on a lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats, who offer humans no practical benefit, conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts. The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten, it seems, might not be aww, but awe.


Customer Reviews

Eminently readable and gently funny, Tucker’s blend of pop science and social commentary will appeal to cat lovers as well as a broad general audience with an interest in natural history.

— Library Journal (starred)