Born to become free

Nowadays, the duo spend their days going to book signings and doing charity work. Bowen spoke to TIME to help us get better acquainted with this famous feline. Here are some fun facts about the Street Cat Named Bob.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/07/27/meet-a-street-cat-named-bob/#ixzz2aFKIY8Yc

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Back in 2007, James Bowen was a struggling street performer who happened to find an injured tabby cat lingering in his London apartment building. He began to care for the cat — who he dubbed Bob — and eventually, they became a duo, with Bob joining Bowen’s busking act. Bowen, who says the cat helped lift him out of drug addiction and turn his life around, wrote a book about their story called A Street Cat Named Bob that spent a year on the Sunday Timesbestseller list following its March 2012 publication. On July 30, the U.S. version of the book will hit shelves, introducing Americans to a cat who’s already become a celebrity in the U.K.

Nowadays, the duo spend their days going to book signings and doing charity work. Bowen spoke to TIME to help us get better acquainted with this famous feline. Here are some fun…

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