Henrietta was an ordinary New York City cat until she ventured overseas with foreign correspondent Christopher S. Wren and his wife and children. Over seventeen years and tens of thousands of miles, she became a plucky, indispensable companion for the reporter as he covered world events in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg. Wren's often hilarious and sometimes poignant account of an American family's adventures crisscrossing the globe shows them coping with chaos in faraway places -- always with the help of their ever-resourceful feline. The result is a charming tale about a spunky, curious pet who earned the right to be ranked among the world's most widely traveled cats.
Christopher S. Wren retired from The New York Times after nearly twenty-nine years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor. He headed the Times’ news bureaus in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg; covered the United Nations; and reported from the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and Canada. He taught at Princeton University before coming to Dartmouth, where he is visiting professor in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. He is the author of Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom.
Peter Gethers author of The Cat Who Went to Paris Christopher Wren doesn't just understand foreign affairs, he understands feline affairs. Henrietta would have made a worthy companion for Norton.
Jules Wagman St. Louis Post-Dispatch Delightful...Maybe cats ought to be standard issue to all foreign correspondents.
Roger Caras author of A Dog Is Listening: The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us The only one I would like to talk to more than Henrietta -- the cat who covered the world -- is Christopher Wren, the New York Times correspondent who covered it with her. A cat for all climes, deft and delightful.
Lesley Stahl I enjoyed every page, every country, every adventure: from Henrietta's catching mice and eating caviar in Moscow to prosciutto in Rome to getting lost in Cairo. Seeing the world through the perspective of a cat is somehow both enlightening and enriching. And fun. I loved it.