The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat who Fixed it: Over the Edge and Back with My Cat, My Dad, and Me

Front Cover
Harmony Books, 2004 - Self-Help - 238 pages
Geneen Roth's legions of fans have always responded to her humor and honesty, her warmth and savvy. Those qualities, so present in The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed It, take us deep into the story of a remarkable twenty-pound cat, Mister Blanche, and Geneen's beloved father, Bernard, and the ways in which each taught her to love without reservation and to accept the fact that she might someday lose those whom she believed she could not live without.
In these remarkable, inspiring, and joyous pages, we discover along with Geneen how to break free of the same fears that may drive us to eat or drink or shop too much. Fear of being vulnerable, fear of death, fear of losing what we want most: These are the demons that can inhibit our ability to embrace life freely and fully.
Come meet Mister Blanche and the charming Bernard and immerse yourself in a poignant and funny story that is Geneen's best. As her loyal readership already knows: It's not about food, it's not about the cat . . . it's always been about love and how to live with it--and never live without it!

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is the kind of book that tempts me into being hugely snarky and not nice so beware. I have a friend who is a huge cat lover (animal lover in general) and if anything would tempt her into reading ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

I thought this book was about a cat - and it was. But it was so much more. I really enjoyed Ms. Roth's exploration of how she learned to open her heart to love. Too many of us hide behind walls in ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2004)

GENEEN ROTH is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller When Food Is Love. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, and many other national television shows, and her work has been featured in numerous publications. She lives in northern California and maintains an active lecture and workshop schedule.

Bibliographic information