Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Book Review: Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style by Ingrid King

From the publisher: Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.

"Find joy in the simple things. A perfectly brewed cup of tea or coffee, a book I've been wanting to read, and a cat or two curled up next to me or in my lap: what more does anyone need to be content?" 

That quote pretty much sums up my philosophy of life (and this blog), so I immediately knew this would be a book to treasure.

I often read Ingrid King's writings and can't help but think she must have been a cat in a previous life. Her depth of understanding of our feline friends is quite extraordinary, and in Purrs of Wisdom, applying that knowledge to show us all how to lead a more meaningful life, is nothing short of brilliant.

I read Purrs of Wisdom in a single sitting, but marked page after page of passages that I plan to revisit. From our home lives to our work lives to the relationships that make our lives complete, we have so much to learn from these precious creatures we've chosen to share our homes with - if only we would take the time to stop and listen.

This book celebrates the bliss that comes from spending time with cats.

Purrs of Wisdom is available on Amazon today and in bookstores everywhere on June 5th.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. Receiving the free copy did not influence my review.


  1. thank you for the review. The book sounds interesting.

  2. A book that celebrates our feline furbabies such as this one is sure to be a winner. Thank you for bringing our attention to this book, Melissa and Mudpie!

  3. This sounds wonderful. I totally agree with the quote, too, Melissa.

  4. That sounds like a great book, thanks for the review Mudpie!!

  5. We love Ingrid (and all of her books) and like a pearl, this one is a "gem!!" catchatwithcarenandcody

  6. Sounds good friend
    Lily & Edward

  7. We love Ingrid's books, and the messages she writes about.

  8. Pawsum Mudpie. We like da philosophy message too. And da Cat Lady Box looked amazin'.

    Luv ya'


  9. Thank you Mudpie. Adding to my TBR list. Cats make life much more enjoyable.

  10. Thank you Mudpie. Adding to my TBR list. Cats make life much more enjoyable.

  11. Sounds like a great book!
    Have a super Tuesday...

    Noodle and crew

  12. That sure does sound like a good book, Mudpie and Melissa. Thanks for sharing your review!