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Why Cats Are Assholes

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Author: Liz Miele

Most people love cats. They're fluffy, playful, and can be a joy to have as a companion. However, they can also be huge assholes. So what can you do? How do you deal with a roommate who always seems to be plotting to kill you?

While we all love sharing adorable photos of kittens, these frisky felines are known more for marching to the beat of their own drum than abiding by the rules. From running around your home at two in the morning, knocking everything off your shelves, or taking up most of your bed, these furry critters can be immensely selfish and disrespectful to those who give them endless love and affection.

Why Cats Are Assholes is up for such a challenge. From studying their history all the way back to ancient Egypt, comedian Liz Miele--the daughter of veterinarians--digests the cat psyche to try and understand why they do the things they do, and how we, as their loyal servants, can handle domestic bliss with them around.

With the help of her cat Pasta, Miele breaks down the common behaviors of cats in an attempt to try and better understand their plan of attack (if there is one), as well as what we can do to better prepare ourselves.

Whether you have one, two, or twelve fur babies, Why Cats Are Assholes is the ultimate guide to better understanding your pet's behavior while taking back your home from these domesticated terrorists.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Published: 03/30/2021
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781510756229

About the Author
Liz Miele began doing stand-up at age sixteen in New York City, and was profiled in the New Yorker magazine two years later. She has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and This Week at the Comedy Cellar, as well as NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and Hulu's Coming to the Stage. A Native of New Jersey, Miele has toured the world sharing her hilarious stories about life, feminism, sex, and, of course, cats. She has three albums you can stream or buy, Emotionally Exhausting, Mind Over Melee, and Self Help Me, which is also a free special on YouTube. Visit for future tour dates.

Chelsea Trousdale is an illustrator and designer, currently based in Utah. She received her BFA in illustration from BYU. Trousdale has two studio assistant cats named Mac and Dillion, who are both very unhelpful but a great source of inspiration. You can view her work on her website at or on her Instagram @chelsea_trousdale.

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