Sideways Boy is a real cat. The little guy is a stroke survivor, but it left him all tilty. He enjoys life and loves his human family and the other three cats in his Freehold, NJ home.

The book, a third of which is about our slanted cat hero, was also born locally. David Eisenstein, author and Sideways Boy’s cat daddy, had been working on a book about a caring, veteran teacher for a long time. When the loving little cat came into his life, he knew he had found the missing piece. The novel, Sideways Boy, came out in 2019.

Both David and Sideways Boy have their own pages on Facebook.

A portion of all Sideways Boy merchandise goes to help a local animal shelter.