CAT DADDY: Reviews

“Galaxy’s candor earns the reader’s trust…he seamlessly weaves his relationship with Benny into the larger story of his life and recovery, which will appeal to a readership beyond cat lovers.”

—Publishers Weekly


“This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse at Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy. This is one of the most unconventional memoirs I’ve ever read, but then, I didn’t expect anything less from Jackson.”

-Ingrid King,

(read the full review by Ingrid)

“Each of us sheds light on our subject from our own particular point of view. Fortunately for us all, Jackson Galaxy’s light is very bright. his success at resolving behavioral difficulties in cats stems from his ability to slide his mind into the cat’s point of view an proceed from there. His insights into both human and cat behavior are right on.”

–Anitra Frazier, author of The Natural Cat

“He’s the kind of magic man who can lull a shelter’s roomful of ferocious felines to sleep.”


“With his goatee and tattoos, not to mention his custom-lined guitar-case-turned-pet-supply-kit, Galaxy might not seem like a typical “cat person” — but who better than a New Yorker inked with images of cats and his own set of whiskers to mediate between a fussy feline and its guardian?”

—New York Post

For every copy of CAT DADDY pre-ordered before May 10, Tarcher/Penguin will donate $1.00 to the cause of saving shelter cats.  To make your preorder count, simply e-mail your receipt (or a photo/scan of your receipt) to:

Preorder at:
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound (to order from an independent bookseller)

Charities that benefit:
Best Friends Animal Society
Stray Cat Alliance
Neighborhood Cats

  1. Susannah Ayres-Thomas   April 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm  

    Okay, I preordered the eBook on my nook, so I don’t really have a receipt to send y’all. I sure want that $1 to go to that fund though, so what do I send you? And, BTW, I can hardly wait to read the book. Thanks Jackson, and Penguin group, for the book!

  2. Alisa Upson   September 25, 2012 at 3:11 am  

    I soo looked forward to reading Cat Daddy as my husband and I watch & enjoy My Cat From Hell with anticipation whenever it’s on. I just had a thyroidectomy and was looking forward to reading during my recouperation. HOWEVER, as much as I understand Jackson’s need to be “real and honest” about his experiences that brought him to where he is now, I cannot understand why almost every page needed to be accented with some type of profanity, many times over and over. At first I tried to gloss over it, but finally I just couldn’t continue reading it and resorted to just thumbing through the pages to find the cat tips that were thankfully marked. I am disappointed, especially since I am sure there are some younger viewers that like watching Jackson and might want to read it, but I could not recommend it – sorry.

  3. Mary   May 14, 2013 at 5:06 am  

    Read this book in two days. I couldn’t put it down. Although I thankfully never had to struggle with addiction issues, I have had struggles that parallel what Jackson gone through, and this book was like a “road map” that explained the journey. I had my own Benny, who opened my heart to 3 more cats that currently own me. I used to think I was crazy for bringing 3 more cats into my life after losing the one cat who changed my life, but after reading Jackson’s book it made it clear why I opened my heart up to 3 more, and how every cat that is loved and taken care of is one less in a box somewhere… great book Jackson. So glad you are doing what you are doing…you have been on a crazy journey for so long and I am really in awe that you found such an amazing place in the world and are such an advocate for our furkids. Loved the book. Wish I could come to Clinton to see you…. but I have human kids to take care of tonight.


We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book Cat Daddy and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.

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