The author of When Elephants Weep turns his acute psychoanalytical attention to domestic cats, of which he has five, and offers an entertaining examination of their own versions of what we think of as emotions, and of the deep connection which they can develop with us. He draws on literature, behavioural research and true stories from experts and cat lovers.
Jeffrey Masson was Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, and wrote the controversial books Freud; The Assault on Truth, Against Therapy and Final Analysis. His books on animals and their emotions are When Elephants Weep, Dogs Never Lie About Love and The Emperor's Embrace. He lives with his wife Leila, their son Ilan, and five cats, in Auckland, New Zealand.