101 Reasons Why a Cat Is Better than a Man

By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Nicole Hollander

Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN-10: 1558504362
ISBN-13L: 978-1558504363
80 pages
Adult

Signed copies available from the author.
Email alliazobelnolan@gmail.com for more information.

When you’re down and out, lift up your head and shout, “Where’s my puddie?” Cat-enhancing, not male-bashing, this hilarious book gives over a hundred reasons why cats win, paws down, over their two-legged counterparts. After all, a cat thinks you should have lots of shoes; they’re not afraid of commitment and they don’t believe in divorce. What’s more, cats don’t care if you have cellulite; they love your cooking, and whether you’re rich, slim, witty or droll, a cat will love you unconditionally.

I’d Rather Be A Cat: The Official “Better Than Dogs” Cat Book

Written by: Allia Zobel Nolan – Photos Compiled by Allia Zobel Nolan

2012

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3934-8
64 pages
All ages

It’s obvious to cat people and, actually to most people: Cats are better than dogs, paws down. To remove the last shred of doubt, though, I went to the source for proof: the cats themselves. Cats all over the world backed up their claims with dozens, no hundreds of reasons, why they’re tops. I didn’t have space for all their revelations, but my new book has the best of the best reasons, including:

  • A cat’s breath doesn’t smell like a mixture of a dumpster and an old locker.
  • Cats would never cling to a guest’s leg, nor slobber all over them.
  • Cats don’t have self esteem issues, and don’t need to be people pleasers as everyone loves them regardless.
  • Cats don’t feel the need to beg; it’s not their style

These and other sidesplitting facts will prove cat-a-gorically that cats rule; dog drool. Sorry, Fido, there just no contest. Cats have dogs licked, paws down.

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Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse

Written by Allia Zobel Nolan – Photos Compiled by Allia Zobel Nolan

2012

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN-10: 0736944591
ISBN-13: 978-0736944595
64 pages
All ages

On February 1, 2012, the most sought-after dog shenanigans tell-all book, Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight from the Doghouse, will pad its way onto shelves in real and virtual bookstores everywhere, exciting readers as never before. This is one expose that comes with a warning, though: I’m not responsible for the stitches you’ll get from laughing all the way through it.

Why dogs? Why now? Ever since the publication of Cat Confessions: A “Kitty Come Clean” Tell-All Book, I’ve been hounded by canines wanting to get their own hidden secrets off their hairy chests as well. And though I’m a cat person and always will be, well, I couldn’t let these animals walk around with their tails between their legs forever. I’d be a heel to ignore their cries for contrition. So I gave in. The result is this book. It gives a select number of pooches a chance to unleash their guilt, and gives dog (and cat lovers, too) howlingly funny insight into just what goes on when the person of the house isn’t around, dog secrets that will truly shock you.

 

What People Are Saying About: Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight from the Doghouse

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Cat Confessions: A “Kitty Come Clean” Tell All Book

Written by Allia Zobel Nolan – Photos Compiled by Allia Zobel Nolan.

2010

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2711-6
64 pages
All ages

We all know how “cat-hardic” it is to come clean about a bad habit, a hidden secret, or an incident we’d like to forget. And we’re not the only ones. Our darling, itty-bitty, Mommy’s special babies have the same need to get things off their chests, too.

And that’s what CAT CONFESSIONS is all about: A means for our fallen-away angels to admit their mistakes, start afresh, and change their lives (all nine of them) so they can hold their whiskers high and be an example for all who follow in their paw steps.

Filled with photos of real cats who’ve admitted to foibles such as licking the salt off potato chips Mom serves her guests or introducing a traveling coyote to the neighbor’s yapping dog, this side-splitting book reveals that none of us is purr-fect. In fact, we’re all just human…even if we’re not.

Cat Confessions… a Review by Carolyn M. VellaThe last book review I did was of a business book and I started this one the same way. I dipped into this book, in the middle, just to check the tone of the book.That is when I started laughing and also when I stopped what I was doing and started the book from the beginning. This little gem kept me laughing out loud while mentioning to my cats that they had been caught. There is not a cat lover alive who will not have the same reaction.

I won’t give anything away, but I will tell you that when you thought you could blame something on your cat, you were right. The photographs that are with the confessions are just perfect, showing the unique look that only cats portray.

I love the pedigreed cats finally confessing, as my house is filled with pedigreed cats and people do not realize that they are just as evil as random bred cats. My random bred cat can attest to that.

This is a book to pick up. You will read it over and over again. It is a book to enjoy, to share and to read to your cats. Maybe it will get them to confess.

More Reviews: 

“Cat Confessions is filled with charming and delightful kitty sentiments―creative hidden secrets from the perspective of our feline friends attached to photos of some of the cutest furry ‘beasts’ I’ve ever seen. The book is a perfect gift or an add-on gift for any cat lover. My favorite: the cat admitting a preference for a grande double-mocha cappuccino with two shots of espresso instead of milk.”
―Felice Prager, author of Quiz It

“This little gem kept me laughing out loud while mentioning to my cats that they had been caught. There is not a cat lover alive who will not have the same reaction. I won’t give anything away, but I will tell you that when you thought you could blame something on your cat, you were right. The photographs that are with the confessions are just perfect, showing the unique look that only cats portray.
“Admittedly, Allia is one of my favorite authors and she certainly knows cats. But who knew that she’d let the cat out of the bag with Cat Confessions?! Everything you suspected about what your cat is really thinking has now been revealed. A show-and-tell complete with great photos, this book is sure to delight every cat owner and hiss off some cats who, well, just didn’t want their innermost thoughts revealed.”
―Darlene Arden, Author, Speaker, Learning Facilitator and Certified Animal Behavior Consultant

“Let me say that Cat Confessions is cat lovers’ long awaited answer to William Wegman’s Weimaraners takes. Cheers!”
―Ede Dunn Baldridge

“As the author of an award-winning book myself, I’m a cat who knows when other cats are telling the truth! That’s why I recommend Cat Confessions if you really want to know what your feline friends are thinking. For example, on page 44, Willy, from Richmond, Virginia, explains, ‘I only chewed through those wires so Mom would spend less time at the computer and more time petting me.’ What a purrfectly logical explanation!”
―Simon Teakettle III, co-author of the award-winning MEWSings/Musings

“Cat Confessions is a fun and light-hearted read that will not disappoint you.”
―Linda A. Mohr, Author of award-winning Tatianna-Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend

Everything I Know About the Rat Race, I Learned From My Cat

By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Nicole Hollander

1999

Publisher: Andrews & McMeel
ISBN: 0-8362-6842-3
80 pages
All ages

Signed copies available from the author.
Email alliazobelnolan@gmail.com for more information.

Everything I Know about the Rat Race I Learned from My Cat is a must-have for any cat lover who works in an office. Cats know more about business than most MBAs, and this book is out to prove it with humorous aphorisms about surviving the corporate rat race illustrated in full-color hilarity by the syndicated Sylvia cartoonist, Nicole. Business people take note: Don’t jump in the boss’s lap, unless he asks you and never shed on a client could be the rules you live by.

101 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Kids

By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Nicole Hollander

1996

Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1-55850-639-X
80 pages
All ages

Signed copies available from the author.
Email alliazobelnolan@gmail.com for more information.

Children are life’s most precious gift. That’s a given. But for some having kids isn’t a reality. So must we forgo the joys of parenthood? Never hear the pitter-patter of little feet? Never see that gaze of unconditional love?
Not really–especially if were willing to share our lives with a new kind of family–sons and daughters with swishy tales and velvety coats, who pad along on four feet instead of two. Indeed, this hilariously funny book points out why, through they may never grow up to marry a wealthy lawyer and have dozens of kids who look just like “Gran,” feline children may well just be the best thing, since, well, the real thing.

Purr More, Hiss Less: Heavenly Lessons I Learned From My Cat

By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Erika Oller

2008

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 978075557306389
224 pages
All ages

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Cats, cats and more cats… over a hundred beautifully illustrated watercolors by Erika Oller, combine with heavenly cat wisdom, to wit: You can’t hold a grudge and a catnip toy; take the good fleas with the bad; you can’t rub up against a person’s leg too often, and more, make this an un-purr-alled gift for any holiday and a great gift of wisdom for grads.

Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much

Written by: Allia Zobel Nolan – Cartoons by Nicole Hollander

2015

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN-10: 075731872X
ISBN-13: 9780757318726
80 pages
All ages

Do you gather fur from your cat’s brush to make earrings? Do you reek of Feliway? Ever contemplated plastic surgery to resemble your puddy? Over-the-top behavior? Maybe. But for women who’re on a never-ending quest to prove their love to their kitties, cat codependent comportment such as this is the norm.

Now there’s a book that comes clean about what many would consider cause for ten-step programs and heavy medication: Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much. Written with compassion by bestselling feline author, Allia Zobel Nolan, and chockfull of hiss-terical illustrations by Sylvia cartoonist, Nicole Hollander, Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much validates the challenges women go through to do more, be more, give more to the fur balls who share (and rule) their lives. Then, too, it makes women entangled in this self- depreciating web feel better about themselves as they realize they are not alone.

“I know there are woman out there who try (many in vain) to cover up their addiction to pleasing their puddies,” says Zobel Nolan. “I’m one of them. So I reprised this book for two reasons: to throw cold water in their faces so they snap out of their dilemma and get a life (fat chance), and failing that, to let feline-addicted women know they’re a member of a silent sorority who find it impossible to look into their cat’s heart-wrenching eyes and say that callous two-letter word ‘No.’

“Women like us wouldn’t think twice about hiring a personal trainer to exercise our cats’ arms and legs while they nap, so the babies don’t have to expend the energy,” confides Zobel Nolan. “It’s just the kind of thing we do, and Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much finally clears the air about it.. I’m just hoping readers will find themselves in these pages and learn to appreciate and laugh at the things we do for love.”

 

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