Dogs own us!
Just ask: Rita Mae Brown * Laurie Notaro * Beth Harbison * Jen Lancaster * Jill Conner Browne * Stephanie Klein * Jeff Marx * Jane Green * W. Bruce Cameron * Sarah Pekkanen * and many others!
Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America’s best known-humorists—authors, comedians, actors—to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog. From battling for bed space to trying to transform a pampered NYC pup into a Texas rawhide, and from helping a shelter rescue navigate through her new life to interpreting dog run dynamics (and politics), being a canine companion has challenges as tough as any agility course, but laughter is just a tail wag away. Being part of a dog’s life means experiencing selflessness, unmitigated joy, and boundless love on a daily basis—and these contributors capture their dogs’ distinct personalities with uncanny insight and witty prose.
When you open your home to a dog, you open yourself up to the world around you. Dogs’ fearless devotion makes you less afraid. Dealing with their quirks makes you more tolerant. And living in the moment with them gives you memories that you’ll cherish forever.
“My life has been defined by dogs. I’ve had six dogs in my life, and each one was different from the other as brother is from sister. But all had a few things in common. They were all rescue dogs who loved me unconditionally, and taught me to love without limit.” —Wade Rouse
Wade is donating a portion of the royalties he earns from sales of this book to The Humane Society of the United States.