Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby
Matthew Inman, Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, presents a must-have collection of comics for cat lovers!Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons!  This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides, such as:How to comfortably sleep next to your cat10 ways to befriend a misanthropic catHow to hold a baby when you are not used to holding babiesA dog’s guide to walking a human beingHow to cuddle like you mean it. Includes a pull-out poster of:  How to tell if your cat thinks you’re not that big of a deal. 

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby Details

TitleWhy My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby
Author
ReleaseJun 4th, 2019
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781524850623
Rating
GenreHumor, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Animals, Cats, Dogs

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby Review

  • Mindi
    January 1, 1970
    Let's get into some real talk in the middle of a review for a comedy book, shall we? I wanted to see exactly how many of Inman's books I own, so I pulled up the list, I own 5 of them. And weirdly, even though I've been reading and buying his books since 2013, I've given every single one of them 4 stars.If you know Inman's humor, you know that he's pretty much always spot on. I have had more laugh-out-loud moments with Inman's cartoons than I can count. And the same is true for this book. The bas Let's get into some real talk in the middle of a review for a comedy book, shall we? I wanted to see exactly how many of Inman's books I own, so I pulled up the list, I own 5 of them. And weirdly, even though I've been reading and buying his books since 2013, I've given every single one of them 4 stars.If you know Inman's humor, you know that he's pretty much always spot on. I have had more laugh-out-loud moments with Inman's cartoons than I can count. And the same is true for this book. The basic premise here is that pets (or specifically cats) or way more impressive than babies. It's a joke buried in Inman's disdain (which is an assumption on my part, but usually the comedy in Inman's work holds at the very least a shred of truth. Doesn't all comedy?) for kids and babies. Why do I assume this? Because I get how he feels. I mean, there's a reason a whole generation of people call their pets "fur babies". For a number of people, pets are preferable to making the big decision to start a family.And the cartoons in this book are hilarious. I swear at one point my husband was sitting across the room playing a computer game and I was just cracking up. That's why I continue to buy Inman's books. He's crude, and controversial, and hilarious. All of you who have spent time at his website know what I'm talking about. So why 4 stars? I swear I have no idea. This book gave me moments of pure delight. More time than I can count I was cackling out loud and telling my husband for the upteenth time that he had to read it. So this book get's 5 stars. Man, I need a blog. Because those little stars have been a wee bit controversial lately, and I would love to talk about them. But this is a review for one book, and this book is one that I really enjoyed.
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  • Cupcakes & Machetes
    January 1, 1970
    Guilty as charged. I bought this as a birthday present for a cat-obsessed friend but when I realized I could read it without bending the pages/spine and making it obvious, I sat down with my coffee and dug in. (This person doesn’t have any social media pages so it’s a victimless crime.)It is the purrfect graphic novel for your childless, cat-loving friend. Purrhaps, even a friend with children and cats that still retains their sense of humor. If your friend doesn’t like children OR cats and pref Guilty as charged. I bought this as a birthday present for a cat-obsessed friend but when I realized I could read it without bending the pages/spine and making it obvious, I sat down with my coffee and dug in. (This person doesn’t have any social media pages so it’s a victimless crime.)It is the purrfect graphic novel for your childless, cat-loving friend. Purrhaps, even a friend with children and cats that still retains their sense of humor. If your friend doesn’t like children OR cats and prefurrs dogs, well there are a few pages of dog humor as well. They’ll at least relate to how evil cats are.So really, this comic has a little bit of everything for everyone. Making it a must-buy present for practically anyone in your life. Unless they lack a sense of humor and then, are you friends with an android?
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  • Katrine Austin
    January 1, 1970
    Just delightfulGotta love The Oatmeal. I'm a believer. Consistently smile producing plus I directly relate to the title topic! Good fun.
  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    2.5This was pretty disappointing. Every book by The Oatmeal is a collection of older comics with one new, long story to make it worth picking up. But the older comics here are really old, some of them over 10 years, that have been passed around the internet forever and the title 'story' is just a string of lazy, gross-out gags.
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  • Suzanne Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and hilarious. The only reason it doesn't have 5 stars because I have seen a lot of it before online.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    An excellent book for anyone who has ever been violated by a feline starfish in the nighttime.
  • Dmytro
    January 1, 1970
    Read it if you're considering to raise a child, it might save your life.
  • BookTrib.com
    January 1, 1970
    “Cats are dicks.”It’s quite a statement, but one that us cat-lovers have come to accept. It is also a fact that The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) delightfully exploited for us in How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You and has continued it for us in his latest, Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby (Andrews McMeel Publishing).Welcome to the self-help book you never knew you needed. Welcome to the silly comic book that actually offers baby-owners solace and cat-owners giggles. Not only w “Cats are dicks.”It’s quite a statement, but one that us cat-lovers have come to accept. It is also a fact that The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) delightfully exploited for us in How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You and has continued it for us in his latest, Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby (Andrews McMeel Publishing).Welcome to the self-help book you never knew you needed. Welcome to the silly comic book that actually offers baby-owners solace and cat-owners giggles. Not only will this book offer you helpful tidbits on “How To Tell If Your Cat Thinks You’re Not That Big Of A Deal” and “How To Be A Dog.” The Oatmeal also unpacks the true problems with car seats, expanding on the design with his own inventive additions to keep babies quiet and cats occupied at the same time. All the while, he demonstrates his unique sense of dry and relatable humor.While this book is, for the most part, a rumination on cats and babies (mostly cats), The Oatmeal also tackles less frequently addressed topics such as farts and sneezes with gusto. Why is it that we are offended when someone farts (a harmless non-disease carrying fart), yet when someone sneezes their germs everywhere they get a “bless you?”Other delightful topics include why our cats grow up one way when they are spoiled and our babies another. Are we to blame? Are our cats splaying their underside to the world to show off or because it’s comfortable? (Hint: it’s the first.)It’s a hard realization to come to, but after reading this helpful book of comics, while my own cat is attacking my feet in bed, I think I can come to terms with it: Cats. Are. The. Worst.Except when it comes to babies.The rest of the review: https://booktrib.com/2019/06/the-esse...
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  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    By this point, you probably know if you like the Oatmeal's stuff or not. It's crass, inconsistent (in both quality of writing and art), and full of sometimes inventive profanity. It's also pretty funny. The title is a little bit of a misnomer - there's a third dog in the race, literally, and canines regularly rank above babies as well. It's a quick read, and it focuses mostly on the sociopathic behavior of felines, coupled with the boneheaded optimism of dogs and the excessive excretions of babi By this point, you probably know if you like the Oatmeal's stuff or not. It's crass, inconsistent (in both quality of writing and art), and full of sometimes inventive profanity. It's also pretty funny. The title is a little bit of a misnomer - there's a third dog in the race, literally, and canines regularly rank above babies as well. It's a quick read, and it focuses mostly on the sociopathic behavior of felines, coupled with the boneheaded optimism of dogs and the excessive excretions of babies, with a few bits about other things, like the positive aspects of farting. The art ranges from the traditional groteques to some surprisingly high quality drawings, coupled with some beautiful color work (although it's often undercut, intentionally, by its content). I especially enjoyed the brief cat/baby diary moments interspersed throughout.This book doesn't have any high-minded insights to share; babies are messy, cats are evil (but still lovable), and dogs are doofuses (but also lovable). I think most everyone will find something funny in here, as long as they aren't easily offended by profanity and poop/vomit jokes.
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  • A.V. Dalcourt
    January 1, 1970
    I bought this book with 'How to tell if your cat is trying to kill you'. Once again, if you're familiar with the Oatmeal, you'll know that the humour is krewd to match the illustration style, while sharing some very human experiences. This comic had more: it's funny because it's true moments, than the previous book. But it's level of krewd made me seriously reconsider gifting the book to my nephew as the topics are a bit more adult. Ironic, considering my last complaint for the previous book was I bought this book with 'How to tell if your cat is trying to kill you'. Once again, if you're familiar with the Oatmeal, you'll know that the humour is krewd to match the illustration style, while sharing some very human experiences. This comic had more: it's funny because it's true moments, than the previous book. But it's level of krewd made me seriously reconsider gifting the book to my nephew as the topics are a bit more adult. Ironic, considering my last complaint for the previous book was that it was too juvenile LOL.Soooo.... the series comic level is a little all over the place, so making an assumption that just because the last book was 'safe-ish' for a young teenager, doesn't mean that all of the oatmeal books will be safe-ish for the same group.As for me, I enjoyed this comic for the little uplifting messages hidden behind layers of weird.oh! I should mention, this book IS NOT for people who get offended by the fact that there are people who don't want/like children. This whole book revolves around why cats/dogs are better than babies - so you need a wry sense of humour to enjoy this book.
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  • Aaronlisa
    January 1, 1970
    If you are familiar with The Oatmeal, then the themes of this book should be pretty much known to you. I really like The Oatmeal's take on things like why a cat is better than a baby despite how he shows cats to be part-time sociopaths. The book was cute and amusing. although the barfing/pooping jokes got a little tired after a bit. That said I appreciated that a lot of the comics included weren't from his website but new to the book. Anyhow this was a Father's Day gift for my Dad and I am sure If you are familiar with The Oatmeal, then the themes of this book should be pretty much known to you. I really like The Oatmeal's take on things like why a cat is better than a baby despite how he shows cats to be part-time sociopaths. The book was cute and amusing. although the barfing/pooping jokes got a little tired after a bit. That said I appreciated that a lot of the comics included weren't from his website but new to the book. Anyhow this was a Father's Day gift for my Dad and I am sure that he will enjoy it when he finishes reading it in full.
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  • Brittany Baker
    January 1, 1970
    At first, I thought this collection couldn't possibly compete with "How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You," but I find myself returning to certain pages and increasingly impatient for the book to come out so I can share it with others. (I also read it in one sitting the same day I received it.) Highlights for me included "How to Comfortably Sleep Next to Your Cat" and the cat vs. baby diary entries.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    This book is pure poetry. It's Shakespeare. It's shiny cat bungholes and yakking babies ruining our dreams - it's like Matt Inman can read my dark soul.If you ever contemplated the beauty of mucilaginous hairballs, or are trying to talk your significant other out of reproducing, this book is for you.*I do not recommend that you read this while ingesting soda or chile fries - your nose holes will regret it.
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  • Alysha DeShaé
    January 1, 1970
    It was so good!! Hilarious and insightful, as I expect from this artist! Also, it's totally true!! My cats are totally better than your babies!!Also, the #KittyConvict collars are so great. My kitties have #KittyConvictCollars and I love them, they love them, and they're inexpensive to boot!!Link to the collars: https://amazon.com/dp/B018IRQ316/
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Not my favorite. I have actually seen several of these comics years ago. He takes the gross baby thing to the extreme. I did enjoy the cat bits though. Particularly when he talks about the study on domestic cats and how much they actually kill. Lots of swearing...all in all, it's definitely not my favorite from him, but there were a few places I had a good chuckle.
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  • Marian
    January 1, 1970
    I love Mr. Inman's comics. His Pterodactyl animated comic was a bright spot during my mom's last illness. With respect to this book, having lived with both babies and cats, I can testify to the total accuracy of his conclusions. Also, anything that causes me to laugh until I snort unbecomingly is one of life's treats. This book is a treat.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    This guy aways makes me laugh. A couple of times, I totally laughed out loud. I don’t know whether this was funnier than his other books, but it was definitely consistent. I feel the need to point out though...kids are definitely funnier than cats, and I can only imagine the hilarity that The Oatmeal would come up with if he spent a weekend with a toddler.
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  • Erikka
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE the Oatmeal books!!! They are just simply hilarious and always original. This one I found particularly compelling as a proudly child-free cat mom. I completely agree with his assessment of cats as tiny furry hurricanes (furricanes?)--violent, devastating, with the calm eye in the center that makes them adorable and keeps you from killing them. I love my furricanes. :)
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  • Lil Old Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    Chock full of new material as well as content you may have seen on the internet, this book is pretty darn funny. As a cat lover and a recent new mom of a 7 month old, even I have to admit that the Oatmeal brings up very valid points, lol.
  • Tayler K
    January 1, 1970
    Flipped through the whole thing on the second half of my lunch break.There were definitely some high points (cats are always better than babies, after all), but too many pieces about dogs and bodily fluids for me to really enjoy it.
  • angelofmine1974
    January 1, 1970
    Probably the best one by this author to date. I laughed all the way through and just loved every page. How could you not when it clearly explains why a cat is so much better than a baby! A must read for any cat mom/dad.
  • Bibliophile
    January 1, 1970
    As a parent and a cat guardian I feel these comics at a deeper level. I can’t get enough of Matt Inman’s comics, he’s hysterically funny. And my favorite comic strip of his is in this collection! You can literally not go wrong with any of his stuff.
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    As always, Matthew Inman creates laugh-out-loud funny material. How to Cuddle like you Mean It is particularly relevant to those in relationships!I always knew that cats are better than babies but now it's been validated for me. Thanks Matt!
  • Kris Dickinson
    January 1, 1970
    Hysterical and absolutely on point!!
  • Trinh
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious. Read within 30 minutes. Took occasional pauses.
  • Doug Cornelius
    January 1, 1970
    Hysterical. Pee your pants funny.
  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    This one made me laugh out loud at moments.
  • Mary Evers
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! I loved it! I was laughing so hard while I read this.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    I laughed out loud so many times.
  • Andreu
    January 1, 1970
    Fucking hilarious, a must have if you like Matthew's comics and stories.
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