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Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty [Format Kindle]

Editors of Garden and Gun , David DiBenedetto

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Descriptions du produit

Revue de presse

“A sparkling collection of 51 dog stories… this selection of vignettes is varied, entertaining and frequently heartwarming.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“The pieces run the gamut from heart-wrenching to hilarious… this is a wonderful compilation of well-written short narratives covering all aspects of life with dogs.” (Library Journal)

“I love this book.” (Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

“A heartwarming collection that will please even the diehard cat-lovers among us.” (Publishers Weekly)

Présentation de l'éditeur

Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine’s popular “Good Dog” column, a rich collection of true stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions, penned by some of today’s top writers, including Jon Meacham, Roy Blount, Jr, Dominique Browning, and P.J. O’Rourke.

When Garden & Gun magazine debuted a column aptly named “Good Dog,” it quickly became one of the publication’s most popular features in print. Now, Editor-in-Chief David DiBennedetto (proud owner of a Boykin spaniel) and the editors of G&G have gathered the most memorable stories, as well as original pieces, in this collection of essays written by some of most notable dog owners in literature and journalism.

Good Dog offers memorable, beautifully written stories of dog ownership, companionship, friendship, and kinship. From the troublemakers who can’t be fenced in to the lifelong companions who won’t leave our sides, this poignant anthology showcases man’s best friend through all of his most endearing—and sometimes maddening—attributes. By turns inspirational and humorous (just like the dogs we love), Good Dog is a must-have collection for dog lovers everywhere.

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3866 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 339 pages
  • Editeur : Harper Wave; Édition : Reprint (21 octobre 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00FJ34ZUE
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Word Wise: Non activé
  • Composition améliorée: Activé

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Amazon.com: 4.6 étoiles sur 5  142 commentaires
43 internautes sur 52 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 I really thought I was going to like this book 22 novembre 2014
Par John B. Murphy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I really thought I was going to like this book. How can any dog lover dislike a book about dogs? Because the authors of the stories are writers first--and dog lovers second or third. The stories are written by by friends of the author who also happen to have dogs. Just because you have a dog doesn't mean you really really love dogs or have good stories about them. It seems like this guy asked 20 friends to write something about their dog and put them in the book without editing any of them--without saying "hmmm, thanks but that story isn't very good I'm going to leave it out.

A few examples:

A story from a guy who had dogs has a kid but now he travels too much to have one. The End. Trust me, this isn't a story about a guy longing for a dog and bemoans all the travel because he really wants a dog. Nope. This guy likes to travel so no dog. The end.

Another about a couple who want a puppy at 6 weeks but find out the puppy due to eye problems won't be available until 8 weeks. So.....they don't get the puppy. The end. Again, the couple doesn't really care. The story ends with them wanting a puppy from the next litter and will take the other one then if it's still there.

Another with a story about their dog chewing things up. Wow. Never heard of that before. A chapter on why Pit Bulls are nice dogs that doesn't open up anything you haven't heard before.

The stories aren't funny, won't make you cry, won't make you look at your dog differently. Just people that have dogs that also happen to be writers and knew the guy who put the book together. Very disappointing.

Get one of the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul instead.
13 internautes sur 14 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Beautiful and funny short stories about man's best friend 17 octobre 2014
Par outwest - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This book is a delightful compendium of stories of dog companionship and friendship, spanning the range of dedication, loyalty, and occassional maddness that comes along with man's best friend.

This book is indeed a great collection for dog lovers everywhere.
13 internautes sur 15 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 No Love, No loss, no joy with Dogs in this book 13 février 2015
Par gi - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
I love dogs. I love stories about dogs. I love people who tell stories about their dogs. And sometimes I buy books simply because there is a good-looking dog on the cover. That was what happened with this book. Mistake. These stories lack two things: passion (it might be love or disgust, but some strong feeling about the subject of their tales) and development. Even a kitchen-table story teller has to keep his listener with him, has to make her wonder about the outcome, has to pull her and her heart into his story. He has to create some domestic suspense and then present an ending consistent with his theme. That just doesn't happen in these stories. This book is for people who want to read about writers' commonplace lives and who also like dogs. But don't look for the story that surprises you, makes you weep or exult, that reminds you of a poignant event in your own life with dogs. In nearly every story, the writer stands at an odd emotional distance from his pup. Writers in general are a self-absorbed lot, and a lot of southern writers who make their living on being from the South and giving workshops and talking about writing in front of college students or little old ladies often forget the only thing that matters is whether they tell a really absorbing, good story that makes the reader. This book doesn't contain stories like that. It's the only dog book I've ever truly, deeply regretted buying.
7 internautes sur 8 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Dogs - wonderful animals and great friends 23 octobre 2014
Par Helpful Advice - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
`Good Dog' written by Garden and Gun magazine Editor David DiBenedetto and fellow editors is beautiful collection of stories which celebrates friendship between people and our best animal friends - dogs.

On more than 300 pages between covers more than 50 stories can be found split into five chapters whose names speak for them:
- The Troublemakers
- Into the Field
- Man's Best Friend
- Family Ties
- Life Lessons

Book starts with introduction made by DiBenedetto himself in which he speaks about his infant son highlighting how important in his opinion is the role of dog in the life of every human being who loves these animals - starting from childhood and throughout whole life's journey.

What follows is compilation of stories from actual life, stories that are full of humor and wisdom or in some occasions speak about sad situations, but all of them manage to touch reader heart in very special way. Speaking about dog's life path from time when as puppies they are playful and clumsy to the old days when we need to separate from old friends which is so hard and painful, authors succeeded to make book which in many ways will additionally attach reader to beloved animal friends.

Quoting his friend Guy Martin DiBenedetto says that "It's simultaneously never the right time for a new dog, no matter what, and always the right time for a new dog, no matter what." And that is exactly what this book manages to arouse in reader heart - a desire that if you do not already have a dog, through a multitude of stories for nth time you will realize how wonderful animals and great friends they are.

And get one.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 I subscribe to Garden and Gun and Good Dog is the first article I read every month 26 novembre 2014
Par Lynne - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
I subscribe to Garden and Gun and Good Dog is the first article I read every month, so I was excited to see and order the book. In the magazine there is always a GREAT cartoon illustration to accompany every article. Unfortunately, they did not make it to the book. That is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars
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