WaAR Book Review: The Three Kitties That Saved My Life by Michael Meyer


The Three Kitties That Saved My Life

by Michael Meyer

Book Details

Genre: Autobiography / Self Help / Love & Loss
Published by: Pacific Books
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 137
Purchase Links: Amazon


The three kittiesLosing loved ones is an awful fact of life; losing one’s loving spouse, one’s day-to-day partner through life, especially in the prime of life, is one of the most unbearable tolls that we humans are forced to endure. This is the true story of my journey from grieving widower, not caring if I lived or died, to the once-again happily married man I am today, a man who both loves and cherishes life. My three kitties have given me a new zest for living.

Equally inspiring and entertaining, my story begins with loss and tears, but it ends with lots of love and laughter. I think that you will find yourself moved by my journey.


The author vividly describes what it is like to lose the love of your life.  When not long afterwards his cat of 18 years passes away too, Mike is deeply hidden in the grieving process, which is so personal and solitary.

Ironically, a stray cat at his barber’s makes him a reluctant pet owner again. Coco causes him to realize how much he actually craves human relationships and human touch. We join Mike as he struggles to find freedom to pursue a new love relationship while at the same time being true to his first love, Ciba.

“From Coco, I learned to care again. From Kitty, I learned to love again. From Pom Pom, I have learned how to cope
with my own demons (…) Pom Pom has taught me to accept what is and then to move onward.”

Mike has done a great job in taking us on his journey, drawing the reader into the downs of grieving and the ups of picking up life, including pursuing ánd finding new love with Kitty. I particularly enjoyed how he made Coco come to life by expressing his kitty’s thoughts and behavior. Despite the heavy and emotional subject, Mike’s story leaves you with hope, and the knowledge that life can truly be more awesome than fiction!

How the third kitty fits into his life – well, read the novella for yourself :-)

Author Bio

Michael MeyerWriter of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears.



I have resided in and have visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to my own published writing. I have literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. I have lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia (where COVERT DREAMS – INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION BOOK ONE – is set), and the U.S. Virgin Islands (where DEADLY EYES – INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION BOOK TWO – is set). I gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left me. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as I have aged. I try to travel internationally at least once a year. In the interim, I spend lots of time traveling around both my home state of California and other nearby states.

Among the many unique things that have happened to me in my world travels, I have walked the streets of Istanbul with a detective, searching for a pickpocket who got me good. I have ridden on the back of a motorcycle in Tehran while the driver, who spoke not one word of English, pointed out all the sights to me. I have wrestled an Iranian soldier who tried to break into my hotel room in Tehran. I have had the paint completely stripped from my car as I drove across Saudi Arabia in a sandstorm. I have stood on the stage of a busy nightclub in Tokyo, singing “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes” to an audience feeling no pain from the Sake they were drinking. I have been chased by a family of mongooses (yes, that is the correct spelling) on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Croix. And that is just the beginning of my long list of worldly adventures.

As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, I now live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two adorable rescue cats.

Where to find Mike: Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest,

I thank you for your interest in my work.

What/Who is WaAR?

WaARWaAR is short for Wanda’s amazing Amazon Reviewers – an awesome Facebook group for Indie authors and reviewers. I have met and talked to many Indie authors. We really are one crazy bunch of letter-writing-letter-eating people who like to hang out with one another. This group has me dabbling into some genres I never read before – like Dystopian, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Young Adult – as there is a huge variety of genres that ‘our’ authors create. What are you waiting for? Come join us, STAT!


I received an e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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