The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures Of Henrietta And Her Foreign Correspondent

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Simon & Schuster, Nov 6, 2001 - Pets - 208 pages
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Henrietta was an ordinary New York City cat until she ventured overseas with foreign correspondent Christopher S. Wren and his wife and children. Over seventeen years and tens of thousands of miles, she became a plucky, indispensable companion for the reporter as he covered world events in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg.
Wren's often hilarious and sometimes poignant account of an American family's adventures crisscrossing the globe shows them coping with chaos in faraway places -- always with the help of their ever-resourceful feline. The result is a charming tale about a spunky, curious pet who earned the right to be ranked among the world's most widely traveled cats.

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Review: The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures Of Henrietta And Her Foreign Correspondent

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

I'm sorry, but the anecdotes in this book are not nearly as interesting or amusing as the premise would suggest. The stories are generally along the lines of “my cat sat on Andropov's lap” or “my cat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nanci - Goodreads

If you love a cat, or have ever loved a cat, or have ever loved someone who has loved a cat this is a must read. Such a well written story detailing the adventures of a world traveling family and their beloved Henrietta. Read full review


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Christopher S. Wren retired from The New York Times after nearly 29 years as a reporter, foreign correspondent and editor. He headed Times news bureaus in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa and Johannesburg, covered the United Nations, and reported from the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and Canada.  He also worked as an editor at Look and Newsweek magazines and at the International Herald Tribune in st1:city Paris/st1:City.

Wren graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Columbia st1:placetype University/st1:PlaceType st1:placetype School/st1:PlaceType of Journalism and studied on graduate fellowships at the st1:placetype University/st1:PlaceType of st1:placename Edinburgh/st1:PlaceName and Stanford. After leaving The Times, he lived in st1:city St. Petersburg/st1:City, Russia, training Russian journalists and assisting independent newspapers across nine time-zones. In Central Asia, he ran Russian-speaking workshops for young journalists in ten cities and towns across Kazakhstan, and advised newspaper editors in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. He taught at st1:placename Princeton/st1:PlaceName st1:placetype University/st1:PlaceType before coming to st1:city Dartmouth/st1:City, where he is visiting professor in its Master of Arts program in liberal studies.

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