Good Reading : December January 2015
GOOD READING DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015 53 The Grumpy Guide to Life Your face is your fortune went the old maxim.You might think this means that you should present a smiling face to the world if you want to prosper. But that may not be true if you’re a cat. Grumpy Cat, the famous feline who has become an internet sensation over the last two years, has turned the old advice on its head by constantly presenting a sourpuss, down-at-the-mouth expression to the world – and raking in six-figure sums for her owner, US-based Tabatha Bundesen. Born on 4 April 2012 and given the name Tardar Sauce, the cat with the crabby countenance started on her road to fame and riches when Tabatha’s brother, Bryan, posted a photo of her to a social news website in September 2012. Still not even three years of age, Grumpy Cat has appeared on countless TV shows, featured in advertisements, and even won awards (including the Golden Kitty, the first prize at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival). She has also appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and on the cover of New York magazine. She’s already published abook– Grumpy Cat – and now she has followed her debut with The Grumpy Guide to Life. It’s filled with advice from a grump’s perspective. When walking among flowers you’ll be advised to take the time to stomp on them. If people ever need anything, tell them that your door is never open. And keep your chin up – and the corners of your mouth down. The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat is published by Chronicle Books, rrp $19.95. Internet Cat Video Film Festival). She has that your door is never open. And keep your chin up – and the corners of your mouth down. The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat is published by Chronicle Books, rrp $19.95. Feeling perky, full of energy and ready to face a new day? Then Grumpy Cat – the famous internet feline with the permanent scowl – will change all that.